Oct. 15, 2012 Release in PDF
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rutgers redshirt-junior Jonelle Filigno had nine points in a pair of wins over the weekend and earned BIG EAST women’s soccer Offensive Player of the Week honors. Georgetown junior Alexa St. Martin was tabbed the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, while Pitt sophomore Nicole D’Agostino was named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week. USF freshman Christiane Endler was cited as the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week.
Filigno earned BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors after totaling nine points in a 2-0-0 week. The redshirt-junior had five points (two goals and an assist) in a 3-0 win against Louisville on Oct. 12 and four points (two goals) in a 5-0 win against Cincinnati on Oct. 14. Filigno also was recognized at halftime of the Rutgers-Syracuse football game on Oct. 13 for her Olympic efforts in helping Team Canada win a bronze medal in the London Olympics.
St. Martin was tabbed BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week after helping the Hoyas secure a pair of shutouts. The junior played 195 minutes in two wins last week, a 2-0 victory over No. 24/23 Notre Dame on Oct. 12 and a 1-0 overtime win over DePaul on Oct. 14. St. Martin helped lead a defensive effort that held the Irish to three shots on goals and the Blue Demons to just one. Georgetown has totaled a team-record 12 shutouts this year.
D’Agostino earned BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week honors after totaling 12 saves in a 2-0-0 week. The sophomore had nine saves in a 2-1 win over Connecticut on Oct. 12 and three saves in a 2-0 shutout victory against Providence on Oct. 14. D’Agostino ranks second in the league with 87 saves this year.
Endler was cited as the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week after she led USF in a pair of shutouts totaling eight saves in a 2-0 week. She played 171 minutes and secured one shutout. In a 1-0 win against Syracuse on Oct. 12, Endler made five saves. In a 2-0 win against St. John’s on Oct. 14, the freshman made three saves in 81 minutes.
Kelly Campbell, USF, Sr., D
Dominant in her team’s two shutout wins last week; accounted for the gamewinner in a 1-0 victory against Syracuse on Oct. 12.
Alex Charlebois, Pittsburgh, So., D
Had five points in a 2-0-0 week, including both goals in a 2-1 win against Connecticut on Oct. 12.
Tricia Di Paolo, Rutgers, R-Sr., D
Helped RU to two shutouts in a 2-0-0 week; also had three points in a 5-0 Senior Day win over Cincinnati on Oct. 14.
Ally Miller, Marquette, Sr., M
Anchored a defense that recorded two shutouts in a 2-0-0 week and allowed just two shots on goal.
Emma Newis, Georgetown, R-Fr., GK
Tallied four saves in a 2-0-0 week with two shutouts; made three stops in a 2-0 win over No. 24/24 Notre Dame on Oct. 14.
BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP RACE – Six teams have clinched berths to the BIG EAST Championship, including regular season division winners Marquette and Georgetown. The Golden Eagles will be the No. 1 seed from the American Division, while the Hoyas earned the No. 1 seed in the National Division.
USF has secured the No. 2 seed in the American Division, while Notre Dame has wrapped up the No. 2 seed in the National Division. Syracuse will be the No. 3 seed in the American Division. All five teams have earned a bye to the quarterfinals of the BIG EAST Championship. There is one bye left in the National Division, with three teams in contention for it: Louisville, Rutgers and Villanova. Of the three, Louisville has earned a spot in the tournament.
Connecticut, DePaul, Providence and St. John’s also are in contention for a berth in the Championship.