Sanchez Earns BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week

Ruben Sanchez
Sept. 28, 2015

Official BIG EAST Release

NEW YORK – Freshman defender Ruben Sanchez was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week after a strong showing in Saturday’s shutout against St. John’s, the league office announced Monday, Sept. 28.

Sanchez made his sixth straight start for the Golden Eagles (3-2-2, 0-0-1 BE) last Saturday, Sept. 26, and held a formidable back line in a scoreless draw on the road against St. John’s. The natural midfielder turned center back has proved vital in the defensive success for Marquette this season amid injuries.

The Frankfort, Illinois native has helped the Golden Eagles register shutouts in two of the their last three contests leading up to Tuesday’s non-conference match-up against No. 14 Notre Dame.

Kickoff between the Golden Eagles and Fighting Irish is slated for 6 p.m. Central time. Live video and stats links are available and can be found at




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