Axel Sjoberg and Louis Bennett II receive second team nod, C. Nortey third
Two rookies take home team honors
Bennett II, Nortey and Sjoberg earn All-BIG EAST First Team honors
Golden Eagles advance to sixth-consecutive postseason appearance, Lyon breaks career shutouts program record
MU striker named to league honor roll
Marquette men's soccer player C. Nortey talks about what attending MU means to him, and how rare an opportunity both education and high-level competition was for the Ghana native.
Redshirt sophomore C. Nortey enjoyed a breakout rookie season, but had to miss all of 2012 - his time away re-focused him and gave him new perspective on his soccer career moving forward.
2013: Led team in points (22) and goals (10) in 2013 ... Won the team's 2013 Golden Boot Award for scoring the most goals and points ... Named to All-BIG EAST First Team, TopDrawerSoccer.com National Best XI Third Team, College Sports Madness All-America Third Team, NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Great Lakes Region First Team and the College Sports Madness All-BIG EAST First Team ... Ranked No. 11 on the TopDrawerSoccer.com Midseason National Top 100 list and ended the year ranked No. 29 ... Scored the game-winning goal in the first four BIG EAST matches in 2013, and also notched the game-winner in the 80th minute with a beautiful side-volley in a 2-1 win vs. Seton Hall (11/2) ... Named national player of the week by TopDrawerSoccer.com, College Soccer News and College Sports Madness, and also collected BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors, after scoring game-winners against Butler and Creighton ... Scored game-winner in the first half of a 1-0 win over No. 7 Creighton (10/12) ... Tallied golden goal in a 3-2 double-overtime victory over nationally ranked Butler (10/9) ... Scored the golden goal in the 95th minute in a 1-0 win over Villanova (10/5) ... Tallied his first game-winner of the season, scoring the lone goal in MU's 1-0 win at Xavier (9/28) and was named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week and BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll ... Scored the second goal in MU's 3-0 win over Loyola Chicago (9/21) ... Tallied MU's third goal in a 3-0 win over Bowling Green (9/6) on a diving header ... Recorded MU's lone goal against Milwaukee (8/30) in his first game back since 2011 ... 2013 Preseason All-BIG EAST selection ... College Sports Madness Preseason All-America Fourth Team.2012: Preseason All-BIG EAST Team selection ... College Sports Madness Preseason BIG EAST Second Team; also began season ranked No. 42 among college prospects on the online publication's Draft Board ... Has not played this season ... Currently rehabbing offseason knee surgery.
2011: Unanimous choice for the 2011 BIG EAST All-Rookie Team ... Twice named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week (Sept. 26 and Oct. 24.) ... Named to Top Drawer Soccer Men's College Team of the Week (Oct. 24) and College Soccer News Team of the Week (Sept. 26) ... Earned MU's Golden Boot Award and MU's Newcomer of the Year award ... One of three MU players and the only freshman to see action in all 19 games ... Made 15 starts, mostly at forward ... Transitioned from the MU midfield to striker seven games into the season, making his first start up top for the Golden Eagles against Michigan (Sept. 18), scoring one and assisting on MU's other goal in the 2-1 win over the Wolverines in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... Led the team in goals (9) and points (20) and finished fourth in the BIG EAST in both categories ... Nine goals in a season is the most by an MU player since 2004 (Chris Lee, 10) and the most by an MU freshman in nearly 20 years (Allen Stoltman scored a team rookie record 10 goals in 1993) ... Scored his first collegiate goal in a 3-2 win over Western Michigan (Sept. 2) ... His second career goal came on a bicycle kick vs. Wright State (Sept. 11) ... Scored twice in a 3-2 win at Syracuse (Sept. 24), the first multi-goal performance of his career ... Recorded first career hat trick at Seton Hall (Oct. 22) by notching three goals in the first 27 minutes of the match en route to a 3-0 win ... Also credited with two game-winning goals and two assists in 2011 ... Seventeen of 32 shots were on goal and boasted a .531 shot-on-goal percentage.
Prior to Marquette: James "C." Nortey arrived at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn., from Ghana as part of the Right to Dream Academy, a charity that offers underprivileged children in Africa the opportunity to "reach their true potential" through sport and education ... Was a three-time all-state and all-region selection while at Hotchkiss and led the school in goals scored as a freshman, sophomore and senior ... Hotchkiss went undefeated in 2007 and 2010 with Nortey serving as team captain during the 2010 campaign under head coach Chris Downs ... Recipient of The Theodore Newlin Prize given to the Hotchkiss student who has made the most positive contribution to the school ... Led club team to the U-18 state championship and a third-place finish at the U-19 regional ... Also participated in track and field and dance in high school.
Personal: Graduated from Hotchkiss School (Conn.) in 2011 along with with current Marquette basketball player and friend Derrick Wilson ... Born Dec. 20, 1991 ... Son of Samuel Nortey and Josephine Addo ... Majoring in sociology.