Nortey strikes first, but Golden Eagles cannot hold off defending national champs
A pair of second-half goals from Nortey give MU comeback victory over Ohio State
Marquette hosted Tulsa in teams' first scrimmage of the 2014 preseason
Defending BIG EAST champs poised for another title run in 2014
Over half of MU men's soccer team recognized by the league office
2013: Received a 2013-14 BIG EAST Conference Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award ... Won the team's 2013 Scholar Athlete Award for having the highest GPA ... Named BIG EAST Men's Scholar Athlete of the Year and the Men's Soccer Co-Goalkeeper of the year ... Member of the All-BIG EAST First Team and the BIG EAST Men's Soccer Championship All-Tournament Team ... Earned NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Great Lakes Region Third Team Honors ... Ranked No. 14 on Top Drawer Soccer's BIG EAST Conference Top 20 list ... Matched a season-high eight saves in a 1-0 overtime shutout of Butler (11/15) ... Tallied five saves in MU's first-ever NCAA tournament win; a 1-0 overtime victory over Akron (11/24) ... Named to Capital One Academic All-District 6 team for the second time in his career and the Academic All-America First Team, as well as the NSCAA Scholar All-America Third Team ... Had a season-high eight saves and earned his eighth clean sheet of the season in a 0-0 draw at St. John's (10/23) ... Collected BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll honors after making seven saves and earning a shutout at Providence (10/19) ... Had four saves in a 1-0 shutout over No. 7 Creighton (10/12) ... Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll after earning 3-0 shutout over Loyola Chicago (9/21) ... Season-high five saves vs. Bowling Green (9/6) including first shutout of the season in a 3-0 win ... 19-6-2 career record as team's starting GK ... MU co-captain ... Career goals against average of 0.82 entering the season ranks first all-time at MU and career .827 save percentage ranks second ... TopDrawerSoccer.com's 2013 "Preseason Best XI" Second Team selection ... 2013 College Sports Madness Preseason All-America Third Team and Preseason First Team All-BIG EAST selection.
2012: Member of Chi Alpha Sigma (National Collegiate Athlete Honor Society) ... BIG EAST All-Academic Team ... Made a career-high nine saves against Providence (Sept. 29) and earned his sixth shutout of the season in MU's 2-0 win over the Friars en route to being named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week (Oct. 1) for the second time in less than a month ... Posted four straight shutouts with consecutive cleans sheets against Green Bay, UIC, Drake and Western Illinois ... Named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week and earned a spot on the Soccer America Team of the Week following back-to-back shutouts vs. UIC (Aug. 31) and at Drake (Sept. 2) ... Recorded his first career shutout in a 1-0 win over Green Bay (Aug. 26).
2011: BIG EAST All-Academic Team ... Appeared in three matches for the Golden Eagles ... Made his first collegiate start against Wright State (Sept. 11) ... Finished the season with four saves.
2010: Missed the 2010 season due to medical redshirt.
Prior to Marquette: Earned NSCAA/adidas All-Midwest recognition ...Played at St. Charles East High School under head coach Paul Jennison ... All-state honoree ... Recipient of the Upstate Eight Sportsmanship Award ... Named to the 2009 All-Area Team by the Daily Herald as a senior ... Coached by Larry Sunderland as a member of the Chicago Fire Academy, where he was named to the Academy Select team in 2008 and 2009 ... Two-time recipient of the Academy Midwest Starting XI Award ... Named Triblocal's High School Player of the Month (Sept. 2009).
Personal: Born April 10, 1992 ... Son of Joseph and Janet Lyon... majoring in biomedical science.