Ciesiulka Earns Student-Athlete of the Week Honors

Bryan Ciesiulka has accumulated as 3.8 mathematics and education major

Dec. 3, 2012

MILWAUKEE - Junior midfielder Bryan Ciesiulka of the Marquette University men's soccer team was named by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) as a Capital One Academic All-America® Second Team member on Nov. 29. For this notable academic achievement, he is this week's Student-Athlete of the Week.

This was Ciesiulka's first Academic All-America mention and just the third time in program history that a Marquette men's soccer player has earned the distinguished honor. Scott Ziemba received first-team recognition in 1995 and 1996.

Ciesiulka, who boasts a 3.8 cumulative grade point average as a mathematics and education major, collected Capital One Academic All-District® honors earlier this month, which placed him on the national Academic All-American ballot.

On the field this past season, Ciesiulka helped Marquette to a program-best 16-4-2 overall mark and an appearance as the No. 7 overall seed in the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship. He tallied 14 points on five goals and four assists in 20 games played, with a pair of those goals coming as game winners.

In addition to his efforts on the pitch and in the classroom, Ciesiulka is organizing a service event through the Feed My Starving Children organization. With the help of the Marquette Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, he is fundraising for meals for up to 100,000 hungry and malnourished children and organizing a staff of up to 500 volunteers to help pack the meals for shipping. The "MobilePack" event is scheduled for Jan. 20, 2013, on Marquette's campus. To learn more, visit
Date Student-Athlete Sport Weekly Accomplishments
Dec. 3 Bryan Ciesiulka Men's Soccer Ciesiulka was named by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) as a Capital One Academic All-America Second Team member on Nov. 29.
Nov. 26 Katherine Plouffe Women's Basketball Plouffe was named to the Texas A&M Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament Team after collecting a double-double with a game-high 16 points and 10 rebounds vs. Marshall (Nov. 23) and season-high and game-high 18 points against No. 24 Texas A&M on Nov. 25.
Nov. 19 Elizabeth Koberstein Women's Volleyball Koberstein was named All-BIG EAST First Team after leading the conference with an 11.67 assist per set average. After tallying match-highs in assists in three contests during the BIG EAST Tournament, she was named to the all-tournament team. 
Nov. 12 Danielle Carlson Women's Volleyball Carlson had a milestone-achieving week on and off the court. The Marshfield, Wis., native was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 6 team on Thursday afternoon, prior to picking up her 1,000th career kill on Sunday in MU's 3-0 win over Notre Dame.
Nov. 5 Taylor Madigan Women's Soccer Madigan scored the game-winning goal Sunday afternoon as the Marquette women's soccer team earned its first BIG EAST tournament title in program history with a 1-0 victory over No. 13 Georgetown.
Oct. 29 Molly Hanson Cross Country Hanson lead the Golden Eagles to a seventh place finish, its highest since 2008, at the BIG EAST Cross Country Championships on Oct. 26 in the Bronx, N.Y. She finished with a team-best 6-kilometer time of 22:27.80, placing her 41st overall. It was the fourth-straight time this season that Hanson has been MU's top finisher.
Oct. 22 Adam Hermsen Men's Soccer Hermsen played all 180:00 minutes in Marquette's eighth and ninth shutouts of the season. The Appleton, Wis., native helped anchor a MU defense that defeated Pittsburgh 4-0 last Wednesday and went on to knock-off Seton Hall 2-0 on Saturday. Was also named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week.
Oct. 15 Ally Miller Women's Soccer Miller anchored a defense that only surrendered two shots on net in shutout victories against St. John's (Oct. 12) and Syracuse (Oct.14) that helped MU capture its fourth-straight American Division title.
Oct. 8 Andy Huftalin Men's Soccer Huftalin came off the bench to score twice in MU's 3-2 upset over No. 2 Connecticut, his team-leading fifth and sixth goals of the season, including the eventual game-winning goal in the 80th minute.
Oct. 1 Holly Mertens Women's Volleyball Mertens recorded career highs of 20 kills and nine blocks in a five-set victory over Notre Dame Saturday and helped Marquette sweep DePaul Sunday with 13 kills, while hitting .667.
Sept. 24 Amanda Engel Women's Soccer Engel played 156:53 in two shutouts against Seton Hall and Rutgers, recording seven  saves, with five of those coming in the 2-0 win over Rutgers. The Centennial, Colo., native is a perfect 4-0-0 in the first four starts of her collegiate career.
Sept. 17 Axel Sjoberg Men's Soccer Defender Axel Sjoberg, the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, scored both goals in a 2-1 win against Michigan Friday. He also had the gamewinner in double overtime in a 2-1 win Sunday at Michigan State. 
Sept. 10 Danielle Carlson Women's Volleyball Carlson helped Marquette knock off No. 23 Michigan Friday evening at the Al McGuire Center and hit .449 on her way to MVP honors in the three-day tournament. The senior middle hitter accounted for just a pair of hitting errors on the weekend in four matches, including two against ranked opponents.
Sept. 3 Charlie Lyon Men's Soccer Lyon was named the BIG EAST Conference Goalkeeper of the Week on Sept. 3 after posting his second and third consecutive shutouts of the season. He grabbed four saves in a 1-0 win against UIC and four more saves in a victory at Drake to help the Golden Eagles start the season 4-0-0 for the first time since 2000.
Aug. 27 Sebastian Jansson Men's Soccer Jansson's third career game-winning goal topped the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as time expired in regulation Friday evening to help MU claim the Milwaukee Cup.
Aug. 20 Ally Miller Women's Soccer Miller was tabbed BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week following her efforts in a 4-0 win over St. Bonaventure on Aug. 17. The senior anchored a defensive unit that allowed two shots, including just one shot on goal. The senior also assisted on the first goal of the match and played 79 minutes.
Aug. 13 Ally Miller Women's Soccer Miller netted the game-winning goal in Marquette's exhibition opener against Wisconsin on Thursday, Aug. 9.
Aug. 6 Jake Thomas Men's Basketball Thomas averaged 24.3 points, 6.7 assists and 3.3 rebounds in the 2012 Scion Dental Milwaukee Summer Pro-Am Tournament to claim MVP honors. The Racine native notched 35 points and 10 assists in the championship game.
July 30 Samantha Kennedy Track & Field Kennedy claimed gold Saturday at the 2012 Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships in the women's hammer throw with a toss of 50.85 meters (166 feet, 10 inches) in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 
July 23 Axel Sjoberg Men's Soccer Sjoberg took home Best Defender honors at the Thunder Bay Chill awards dinner last week. The 6-foot-7 Swedish stopper helped the Chill post a 13-2-1 record in USL Premier Development League action on its way to a Heartland Division trophy.
July 16 Danielle Carlson Women's Volleyball Carlson, who is a returning AVCA All-American, was named the 2011-12 BIG EAST Conference Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award winner for women's volleyball. Carlson carries a theology and psychology double major and ranked 17th in the NCAA in hitting percentage in 2011.
July 9 Maegan Kelly Women's Soccer Kelly helped her club team, the KC Dynamos, to the U23 United States Amatuer Soccer Association National Region II Cup and earned a berth in the National Cup Finals, July 20-22.
July 2 Jae Crowder Men's Basketball Crowder was selected with the 34th pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers before his rights were traded to the Dallas Mavericks. He is the 55th MU player selected in the draft.

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