19Louis Bennett II
Axel Sjoberg and Louis Bennett II receive second team nod, C. Nortey third
Bennett II, Nortey and Sjoberg earn All-BIG EAST First Team honors
Louis Bennett II named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week
Golden Eagles advance to sixth-consecutive postseason appearance, Lyon breaks career shutouts program record
Golden Eagles return to Milwaukee for Senior Night, regular season finale Friday
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.
Honors and Awards:
2015: Second Team All-BIG EAST performer … Appeared in all 17 matches, making 16 starts this season … Finished fourth on the team with five points on a goal and three assists … Lone goal of the year came in a 1-1 draw at UW-Milwaukee (Sept. 3), tying the match in the 73rd minute on a beautiful bender from 25 yards out … Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Sept. 7) for his performance against UW-Milwaukee … Ran his point streak to three matches with an assist in a 3-2 win over Dayton (Sept. 7) and another assist in a 1-0 win over Omaha (Sept. 11) … Also provided an assist in a 4-3 setback against Providence (Oct. 28) … A Preseason All-BIG EAST selection along with senior forward C. Nortey.2014: Led team in assists (6) and finished second in points (14) ... Named to the All-BIG EAST First Team (Nov. 11) ... Named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week (Nov. 10) ... Notched three points for the second-straight game on an assist in the 43rd minute and a goal in the 48th minute in a 4-0 win over DePaul (Nov. 7) ... Registered a goal in the 65th minute and an assist in a 3-3 tie at Seton Hall (Nov. 1) ... Scored the equalizer in the 89th minute of a 1-1 tie against Villanova (Oct. 18) ... Scored his first goal of the season in the 47th minute of a 2-0 victory over visiting St. John's (Oct. 11) ... Credited with the assist on Jack Alberts' game-winning header off a free kick in the 82nd minute in a 2-0 win against Northern Illinois (Sept. 20), his second game-winning assist in as many matches ... Earned an assist on Jack Alberts' game-winning header off a free kick in the 15th minute of a 2-0 win vs. Milwaukee (Sept. 17) ... Selected to the Milwaukee Panther Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Registered assists on both goals scored in a 2-0 win against Gonzaga (Sept. 5) ... Tabbed a BIG EAST Conference Preseason All-BIG EAST member ... Selected to the 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. in May 2014.
2013: Won the team's Freshman of the Year award for the 2013 season ... Named to the 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 the game-winner in a 1-0 win at Providence (Oct. 19) ... Assisted C. Nortey on the game-winner at Villanova (Oct. 5) ... Broke a scoreless tie with the eventual game-winning goal in the 52nd minute of MU's 3-0 win over Loyola Chicago (Sept. 21) ... Named to Panther Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Netted his second goal in as many games vs. Drake (Sept. 8) ... Notched his first collegiate goal in a 3-0 win over Bowling Green (Sept. 6) ... Recorded his first career assist in the home opener vs. Green Bay (Sept. 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 communications.
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