PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Georgetown had two players earn BIG EAST Weekly Awards as freshman Brandon Allen earned Rookie of the Week and Jimmy Nealis was named Defensive Player of the Week. Marquette sophomore Charlie Lyon was tabbed as the Goalkeeper of the Week and Notre Dame’s Ryan Finley earned Offensive Player of the Week accolades.
Allen scored three goals last week and all three were gamewinners. He led the Hoyas to three wins, scoring the lone goal against Florida Gulf Coast and Cal State Northridge, along with the deciding tally against Penn State.
Nealis helped the Hoyas’ defense allow just one goal in a 3-0-0 week. While anchoring a defense that was missing a team captain, Nealis took a shot that led to an own goal and assisted on a gamewinner in a 2-1 victory against PSU. Georgetown posted 1-0 wins against Florida Gulf Coast and Cal State Northridge.
Lyon posted his second and third consecutive shutouts of the season last week. He grabbed four saves in a 1-0 win against UIC and four more saves in a victory at Drake to help the Golden Eagles start the season 4-0-0 for the first time since 2000. He has held opponents scoreless for the last 290:00 minutes going back to the season opener. Last weekend, he faced 25 shots.
Finley notched five points on two goals and an assist to help Notre Dame go 2-0 and win the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic. He scored two goals in a 3-2 win against San Diego State, scoring what proved to be the game-winning goal in the 82nd minute. In a 2-1 victory against Clemson, he assisted on the gamewinner and was named to the IU Classic All-Tournament Team.
BIG EAST HONOR ROLL
Allando Matheson, Connecticut, So., F
Matheson came off the bench to score the opening goal in a 2-1 win against Dartmouth. He assisted on the game-winning goal in overtime as UConn extending its home-winning streak to 27 games.
Jack Bennett, St. John’s, Sr., D
Named the Offensive MVP at the Gamecock Classic. Had an assist in a 2-0 win against South Carolina and scored the game-winning goal on a penalty kick in a 2-1 win against Kentucky.
Max Garcia, Seton Hall, Jr., F
Garcia scored a late goal on a penalty kick in the Pirates’ 2-0 win against Army. SHU converted two penalty kicks, with Garcia drawing the foul in the box both times. He added his second goal of the season in a 2-1 loss to Princeton.
Ben Sweat, USF, Jr., D
Sweat helped hold No. 20/NR SMU and Tulsa to one goal in two wins, while scoring the lone goal in the 1-0 win against SMU.
Will Cason, Villanova, Jr., D
Carson anchored a defense that allowed one goal in a pair of wins last week. His goal at Colgate was the gamewinner.