Marquette's Priem is BIG EAST's Defensive Player of the Week
April 29, 2014
NEW YORK – Sophomore goalkeeper Sarah Priem of the Marquette University women’s lacrosse team was honored as the BIG EAST Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday, the league announced. It is the first such honor for a Golden Eagle in 2014.
Priem’s stellar play in net allowed Marquette to make second-half comebacks which fell short at No. 18 Louisville and against USC on Sunday at Valley Fields. The Berwyn, Pa., native made 10 second-half saves against the BIG EAST’s top offense in the Cardinals on Thursday at U of L Lacrosse Stadium after inheriting an 8-0 halftime deficit.
She also contributed a pair of ground balls, caused turnovers and three saves against the Trojans as MU pulled within a single point in the second half of an eventual 11-5 loss.
Priem (April 8), classmates Hayley Baas (March 4) and Elizabeth Goslee (April 22) and freshman Amanda Bochniak (Feb. 18, March 11 and 25) have each been named to the league’s weekly honor roll in Marquette’s inaugural BIG EAST season. Claire Costanza was also named the conference’s offensive player of the week on April 1.
The Golden Eagles concluded the 2014 season with an overall record of 5-12, including a 1-6 mark in conference action.