Bennett II, Nortey Named to Preseason BIG EAST Team
Aug. 18, 2015
Official BIG EAST Release
Along with Marquette alumnus Axel Sjoberg, both Bennett II and Nortey were also selected to the All-BIG EAST First Team in 2014. In fact, Nortey is seeking his third-straight bid to the All-BIG EAST First Team in 2015.
Nortey, a redshirt senior captain and MU's top striker heading into this season, totaled 16 points on seven goals and two assists in 2014. He is currently Marquette's active leader in career goals with 26.
Bennett, a junior midfielder, is coming off a 14-point campaign in 2014 after totaling four goals and six assists, which ranked second only to Nortey. In addition to his first team selection a season ago, Bennett was a unanimous All-Rookie team pick, All-Tournament team selection and All-BIG EAST honorable mention choice in 2013.
Creighton and Georgetown tied atop the Preseason Coaches' Poll with 77 points, including an even-split of all 10 first-place votes. Providence (65 points) was third, followed by Xavier (55 points) and Marquette (50 points).
The Golden Eagles have two exhibition contests remaining on their preseason schedule with a home match against Loyola Chicago slated for tonight, Aug. 18, at 5:05 p.m. MU will wrap up the exhibition schedule with Indiana on Saturday, Aug. 22.
The 2015 regular season will kick off against Oregon State in Corvallis, Oregon at 7 p.m. Central time on Friday, Aug. 28.
2015 Preseason Men's Soccer All-BIG EAST Team and Awards
Preseason All-BIG EAST *
Preseason Coaches' Poll
^ - denotes unanimous selection
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