MU's Hagan & Medan Named To All-BIG EAST Squad
April 23, 2009
The accolades are the first for a Marquette player since the 2003-04 campaign and marked the first-ever time more than one Golden Eagle has claimed all-conference honors in the same season. Former standout Raj Gill was tabbed Third Team All-Conference USA in 2003-04.
"The fact that we had two All-BIG EAST players is a reflection of the entire team," head coach Steve Rodecap said. "I am sure that both Trent and Dusan recognize that the team helps them receive these accomplishments."
Hagan, a senior from Alpharetta, Ga., has been the squad's No. 1 player each of his four seasons at Marquette. He posted an overall singles record of 21-14 in 2008-09, including a 14-8 mark in dual competition. He concluded his career by winning seven of his final nine matchups, including two in the BIG EAST Conference Championship.
"I am so happy for Trent, as a senior, to be recognized by the league and the coaches," Rodecap said. "He has worked extremely hard for four years and has gotten better each year he has been here. He has meant so much to this program over his four years and I am really proud of the player and person he has become. "
Medan, a junior from Nis, Serbia, topped the roster with 31 overall singles wins this season. He finished 31-9 overall, including an impressive 20-6 record in dual competition. He currently owns an 11-match winning streak and didn't drop a single set during that run.
"It's hard to put into words the impact that Dusan has had on our program and his teammates," Rodecap said. "His dedication to getting better and his ability to make his teammates better is second to none. This is an exciting accomplishment for Dusan."
Medan also teamed with several teammates to compile a 22-12 mark in doubles action.
The Golden Eagles finished 17-7 overall and claimed sixth place at the 2009 league tournament.
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