Oct. 10 Weekly Release in PDF
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Four different schools have been represented in the latest BIG EAST women’s soccer weekly awards. Louisville sophomore Christine Exeter earned BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors, while Marquette sophomore Katie Hishmeh was tabbed BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week. Rutgers junior Jessica Janosz earned BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week honors, while West Virginia freshman Kate Schwindel was cited as the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week.
Exeter earned BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors after totaling eight points in a 2-0-0 week. The sophomore scored two goals in each conference contest last week, including the gamewinner in a 2-1 overtime victory at Georgetown on Oct. 9. She also scored a pair of goals in a 3-2 double overtime victory at Villanova on Oct. 7. In conference play, Exeter is tied for the conference lead in goals (eight) and ranks second in points (17).
Hishmeh was tabbed BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week after helping the Golden Eagles to a pair of shutouts and a 2-0-0 record. The sophomore helped limit two opponents to a combined five shots on goal. In a 3-0 win over Providence on Oct. 7, the Friars were held to just one shot on goal. In a 3-0 victory against Connecticut, the Huskies managed just four shots on net. Hishmeh also had three points, including a goal.
Janosz earned BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week honors after totaling 12 saves with two shutouts in her first collegiate games. The junior made seven saves in a 1-0 win over DePaul on Oct. 7. Janosz then made five saves in a 0-0 double overtime draw against Notre Dame on Oct. 9.
Schwindel was cited as the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week following a 2-0-0 performance by the Mountaineers where she tallied four points. The freshman scored two goals in 110 minutes of action last week, including a goal in a 3-0 victory against St. John’s on Oct. 7. Schwindel also notched a goal in a 5-1 win over Syracuse on Oct. 9. The rookie has scored a point in five of the last seven matches.
Ashley Cuba, Pittsburgh, Jr., F
Notched a hat trick in a 6-1 win over St. John’s on Oct. 9; the junior has totaled 21 goals in her career, tops in school history.
Jami Kranich, Villanova, So., GK
Totaled 12 saves in a 1-1-0 week; had six saves in a 3-2 overtime loss to Louisville and six saves in a 1-0 victory against Cincinnati
Bry McCarthy, West Virginia, Jr., D
Helped limit opponents to just six shots on goal in a pair of wins; also had two assists
Jessica Schuveiller, Notre Dame, Sr., D/M
Helped hold opponents to just eight shots on goal and did not allow a score in two games; scored the gamewinner against Seton Hall
Camille Trujillo, Georgetown, Sr., F
Totaled six points, including three goals; scored both goals in a 2-1 win against Cincinnati. Trujillo leads the team with 21 points
Kulla Selected as a Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Finalist - Marquette senior goalkeeper Natalie Kulla has been selected as a finalist for the 2011 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award on Oct. 5. Kulla is one of 10 finalists competing for the prestigious award.
Kulla, MU’s all-time shutouts leader and reigning BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year, is a civil engineering major with a 3.596 cumulative grade point average. Along with her league goalkeeper of the year and All-BIG EAST First Team honors, she was recognized by CoSIDA as an Academic All-Region Second Team selection and by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America as a Scholar All-Central Region First Team honoree, following the 2010 season. Kulla’s 40 career shutouts rank second on the NCAA career list.
The last BIG EAST player to win the award was Notre Dame forward Kerri Hanks in 2008.