Ryley Bugay invited to train with Philippines National Team and Kylie Sprecher with U.S. U-20 squad
Madden was named to the league’s first team and Sprecher the all-freshman squad
MU faces crosstown-foe Milwaukee on Sunday at 7 p.m.
Graduate student and true freshman combined on a pair of goals in MU's 2-0 weekend
Henry earns her third accolade of the year, while Bugay and Sprecher earn the first of their careers
Why Sprecher chose to join the 'Family':
"I chose to attend MU because of the family aspect that is so highly regarded in all areas of the University whether it be soccer or school. Everyone is willing to help one another no matter what because it's recognized all throughout the campus that everyone at Marquette is on the same team. Marquette will also challenge me every day with athletics and school in order for me to be better than I was yesterday. All of this combined makes me so excited to "Be the Difference" as a Golden Eagle."
Honors and Awards:
Marquette Invitational Offensive MVP (9/3)
BIG EAST Freshman of the Week (9/4), (9/11)
BIG EAST All-Freshman Team
2017 (Fr.): Collected 15 starts as a true freshman, making an appearance in all 21 games. Sprecher posted three goals and six assists ... Made her collegiate debut in the home opener against No. 2 Stanford (8/18) ... Handed out an assist to Carrie Madden in the win over Kentucky (8/20) ... Fired her first shot on goal against Drake (8/25) ... Saw her first collegiate start while tallying nearly 60 minutes of action, including a shot in each half, in the win at Louisville (8/27) ... Notched her first career goal against Central Michigan (9/1) ... Scored game-winner against Boston University (9/8) ... Added a pair of assists in a win over DePaul (10/5) ... Picked up an assist on Carrie Madden's goal in a win over Seton Hall (10/26) ... Added a goal in the BIG EAST Quarterfinals win over Xavier (10/29).
Prior to Marquette: Sprecher was a letter-winner in her freshman and sophomore years at Menomonee Falls High School ... Set her high school's record for most goals scored in a single season (31 goals) in 2015 ... Named first team all-conference and first team all-state in 2015 ... Helped her team to a state semifinal finish in 2015 ... Played for Rory Dames with Eclipse Soccer Club from 2015-17 in the ENCL after competing from 2009-15 with SC Waukesha for head coach Marcio Leite ... Helped Eclipse SC qualify for Nationals in 2016 ... Led SC Waukesha to a Wisconsin state championship from 2013-16 and a regional final ... Earned a letter freshman year in basketball ... Was a member of the U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Region II team with fellow signee Rachel Johnson and competed in the national ODP event in 2015.
Personal: Born in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin and is the daughter of Daren and Susie Sprecher ... Her mother played soccer at Wisconsin ... Has one sibling, Ellie ... Plans to study business.
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