Madden is preseason All-BIG EAST, MU picked third

Carrie Madden earns preseason All-BIG EAST honors after leading MU in scoring last season.
Aug. 10, 2017

BIG EAST Release

NEW YORK – Redshirt junior forward Carrie Madden was named to the All-BIG EAST Conference Preseason Team while the Marquette University women’s soccer squad was selected to finish third in the annual preseason survey of the league’s coaches.

The 2016 BIG EAST regular season co-champions return 15 letter winners from a team that posted a 12-8-2 mark (7-2 BIG EAST) and made its 13th NCAA tournament appearance. The Golden Eagles welcome six freshmen in 2017 and return Madden as well as sophomore goalkeeper Maddy Henry, senior defender Madison Dunker and sixth-year forward Darian Powell.

Madden, who played just one match in her first two years, led MU with 17 points in 2016 on six goals and five assists while starting 20 of 22 games. She earned All-BIG EAST Championship recognition after lifting the Golden Eagles into the conference tournament final with a golden goal in overtime of the semifinals against St. John’s.

NCAA semifinalist and reigning BIG EAST tournament champion Georgetown was a unanimous choice atop the league’s preseason poll and had Rachel Corboz (offensive), Elizabeth Wenger (defensive) and Arielle Schechtman (goalkeeper) sweep the major preseason awards.

Marquette kicks off the season with an exhibition match at in-state rival Wisconsin tonight and begins regular season play against No. 2 Stanford on Friday, Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m. CT.

BIG EAST Women’s Soccer Preseason Coaches’ Poll
1. Georgetown, 81 (9)
2. DePaul, 70 (1)
3. Marquette, 67
4. St. John’s, 54
5. Providence, 48
6. Butler, 43
7. Villanova, 31
8. Creighton, 28
9. Xavier, 16
10. Seton Hall, 12

Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
Rachel Corboz, Georgetown, Sr., M

Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
Elizabeth Wenger, Georgetown, Sr., D

Preseason Goalkeeper of the Year
Arielle Schechtman, Georgetown, Sr., GK

Preseason All-BIG EAST Team^
Alexa Ben, DePaul, Sr., M*
Amanda Carolan, Georgetown, So., F
Franny Cerny, DePaul, Jr., F
Shea Connors, St. John’s, Sr., F
Rachel Corboz, Georgetown, Sr., M*
Samantha Dewey, Xavier, Jr., F
Lucy Edwards, DePaul, Sr., M
Shannon McDevitt, Butler, Sr., D
Carrie Madden, Marquette, R-Jr., F
Allie Moar, St. John’s, Sr., M
Paige Monaghan, Butler, Jr., F
Arielle Schechtman, Georgetown, Sr., GK
Elizabeth Wenger, Georgetown, Sr., D

^extra players added due to a tie in voting
*unanimous selection




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