Nortey, Dillon Receive National Recognition
Oct. 14, 2013
MILWAUKEE - Redshirt sophomore C. Nortey and Marquette University teammate senior Paul Dillon received national recognition for their roles in a pair of men's soccer victories last week, as the Golden Eagles remained undefeated in league play, moving back into the national polls.
Nortey, a striker from Accra, Ghana, was named the National Player of the Week by College Soccer News in addition to collecting BIG EAST Conference Offensive Player of the Week accolades. Dillon, a left back from Chesapeake, Va., was awarded the league's Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Nortey added two more game-winning goals last week, helping Marquette knock off a pair of nationally ranked opponents. He has tallied the game-winner in all four of Marquette's league matches as the first-place Golden Eagles improved to 4-0-0 in conference play (8-3-1 overall).
For the second straight match, Nortey notched the golden goal when he found the back of the net in the 106th minute of MU's 3-2 double-overtime win against Butler on Wednesday. His 23rd minute strike Saturday was the difference in the Golden Eagles' 1-0 decision against Creighton.
Dillon assisted on three of Marquette's four goals last week. He played all 106 minutes Wednesday and set up MU's first two goals off set pieces in the win over Butler. It was the first multi-assist game of his collegiate career. Dillon then assisted Nortey on the eventual game-winner against Creighton. It was Dillon's team-leading sixth assist of the season while helping MU earn its sixth shutout, including third clean sheet in four league matches.
Marquette has won three straight games, matching its longest winning streak of the season. On Monday, the Golden Eagles moved back into the top-25 listed at No. 19 in the latest TopDrawerSoccer.com poll and ranked No. 24 by College Soccer News. MU sits at No. 11 in current Rating Percentage Index (RPI) compiled by the NCAA.