McBride, Szczepanek tally first career goals in Golden Eagles' home opener
A pair of second-half goals from Nortey give MU comeback victory over Ohio State
Sjoberg, Nortey and Bennett II selected to Preseason All-BIG EAST Team
Team, individuals recognized for success on and off the field
Marquette University sophomore one of six forwards headed to Raleigh, N.C.
Highlights and post-match comments from coach Louis Bennett and freshman Louis Bennett II following Marquette's 4-1 win over Drake on Sept. 8, 2013 at Valley Fields.
2014: Selected to the Milwaukee Panther Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Registered assists on both goals scored in a 2-0 win against Gonzaga (Sept. 5) ... BIG EAST Conference Preseason All-BIG EAST ... College Sports Madness BIG EAST Preseason All-Conference Second Team ... One of 24 players to train with the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team in Raleigh, N.C. this past May.
2013: Won the team's Freshman of the Year award for the 2013 season ... Named to teh College Soccer News All-Freshman Second Team and the BIG EAST Men's Soccer Championship All-Tournament Team ... Earned All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention ... Unanimously selected to the BIG EAST All-Rookie Team ... Ranked No. 51 on Top Drawer Soccer's Men's Freshmen Top 100 list ... One of two freshmen to play in all 21 matches, including 20 starts ... Second on the squad in points (13), tied for second in goals (4) and points (10) and was in a three-way tie for second in assists (5) ... Led team in shots (50) and shots on goal (24) ... Scored game-winner in 1-0 win at Providence (10/19) ... Assisted C. Nortey on the game-winner at Villanova (10/5) ... Broke a scoreless tie with the eventual game-winning goal in the 52nd minute of MU's 3-0 win over Loyola Chicago (9/21) ... Named to Panther Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Netted his second goal in as many games with a tally vs. Drake (9/8) ... Notched his first collegiate goal in a 3-0 win over Bowling Green (9/6) ... Recorded his first career assist in home opener vs. Green Bay (9/1) ... Made his MU debut in the 2013 season opener at Milwaukee (8/30).
Prior to Marquette: Bennett became the highest-rated recruit in program history when he enrolled at MU in January 2013 ... Tabbed as the No. 1 player in the Midwest Region, ranked No. 33 nationally at his position and ranked No. 65 overall in the "IMG Academy Top 150" for the class of 2013, as compiled by TopDrawerSoccer.com ... As a member of the Chicago Fire Academy, Bennett was named to the 2012 U.S. Soccer Development Academy's Under-15/16 All-Central Conference team and was part of a squad that made a run to the 2012 national finals ... In 2010, Bennett was invited to train overseas with FC Kohl (Germany) and AIK Stockholm (Sweden) ... Bennett also spent time with Bavarian Soccer Club ... Before transferring to Lake Forest Academy in Lake Forest, Ill., he spent his freshman and sophomore years at Shorewood High School (Wis.), where he earned all-district and all-conference recognition ... Bennett returned to Shorewood to earn to high school diploma.
Personal: Born May 19, 1995 ... Son of MU head coach Louis Bennett and Julie Bennett ... Majoring in communication.