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2015 Marquette Women's Soccer - Match 14
Marquette (4-6-3, 1-2-0 BIG EAST) vs.  Xavier (5-5-1, 0-2-0 BIG EAST)
Date Thursday, Oct. 8 | 7 p.m. CT
Location Valley Fields | Milwaukee
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2015 Marquette Women's Soccer - Match 15
Marquette vs. Providence (8-5-0, 1-2-0 BIG EAST)
Date Sunday, Oct. 11 | 1 p.m. CT
Location Valley Fields | Milwaukee
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Oct. 7, 2015

The Last Meeting
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October 5, 2014
Valley Fields
Golden Eagles Edge Xavier, 1-0
The Marquette University women's soccer team (7-5-2, 3-0-1 BIG EAST) kept its six-match unbeaten streak alive, defeating the Xavier Musketeers (3-9-2, 0-4 BIG EAST), 1-0 Sunday afternoon at Valley Fields.

The Last Meeting
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November 4, 2014
Valley Fields

MILWAUKEE – The Marquette University women’s soccer team returns to Valley Fields for a pair of home matches this week against Xavier on Thursday, Oct. 8 and Providence on Sunday, Oct. 11.

Thursday’s contest against the Musketeers will air live at 7 p.m. with Patrick Reed (play-by-play) and Chris Jenkins (analyst) handling the broadcast duties on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel Wisconsin (available on channel 32 and HD channel 1332 on Time Warner Cable systems in southeast Wisconsin). The pair will also call Sunday’s match against the Friars for the BIG EAST Digital Network, which can be accessed through FOX Sports Go.

Marquette University faculty and staff are all invited to attend free of charge to Thursday’s match, which will feature $2 hot dogs as well as $1 sodas and chips.

Sunday’s game is part of Marquette’s “Pink” soccer weekend in support of breast cancer awareness. Fans are encouraged to wear pink on Sunday and the Golden Eagles will auction off the pink jerseys they wear with proceeds benefitting the Milwaukee Breast and Cervical Cancer Foundation. Select jerseys will up for auction on GoMarquette.com in addition those listed at Valley Fields.    

Xavier returns to Milwaukee this season after a 1-0 loss to the Golden Eagles on Oct. 5, 2014 in the last meeting between the two squads. Darian Powell scored the match winner in the 37th minute for the Golden Eagles in that contest as MU collected what was its fifth -straight home victory. Marquette also claimed a 3-0 win in Xavier’s first BIG EAST season in 2013 and topped the Musketeers 2-1 in the only other meeting in 2005.

The Golden Eagles are also unblemished against Providence with an all-time record of 9-0-2 against the Friars, including 4-0 and 2-0 wins last season. Powell scored the match winner in the 17th minute of a BIG EAST Championship quarterfinal contest and tallied another goal in MU’s 4-0 regular season romp over PC in Rhode Island.

Following this weekend’s action, MU is off until a Sunday, Oct. 18 match at Georgetown, which will air on the BIG EAST Digital Network.

MARQUETTE’S LAST TIME OUT:

  • The Golden Eagles were limited to just two shots in a 3-0 loss to No. RV/19 St. John’s on Sunday afternoon in Queens, New York as Rachel Daly set the Red Storm career scoring record with a pair of goals. Ashley Handwork recorded both shots for Marquette, with just one coming on frame, and MU dropped its first ever match against St. John’s, an opponent it entered the day 10-0-1 against all-time. Marquette also lost during its East Coast swing at Seton Hall, 1-0, on an own goal in the 81st minute and has not scored over the last 185 minutes, with its last goal coming from Handwork in MU’s 5-1 BIG EAST-opening win over Creighton.

SCOUTING THE MUSKETEERS:

  • Xavier enters the matchup with a 5-5-1 (0-2-0 BIG EAST) record on the season. The Musketeers’ offense is paced by freshman forward Samantha Dewey who leads the team and is fourth in the BIG EAST with 15 points. Sophomore forward Kenadie Carlson has also been strong for the Musketeers, contributing 13 points and is currently tied with Dewey for the team lead with five goals. In net for the Musketeers will be junior Rachel Piccus, who has tallied four clean sheets through the first half of the season, including posting three-straight shutouts to begin the month of September. XU has lost to DePaul, 4-1, and Providence, 1-0, to begin league play.

SCOUTING THE FRIARS:

  • Senior Catherine Zimmerman leads the Friars in five major offensive categories, including points (11), goals (four) and a BIG EAST-high 71 shots. Providence enters the week coming off of a road victory at Xavier, 1-0, and a 3-1 home win against Butler. The Friars stand at 8-5-0 overall and 1-2-0 in conference play with a double overtime loss to Georgetown in addition to the games against XU and BU.

JERMIER AND PROFFITT EARN SECOND BIG EAST WEEKLY HONORS:

  • Jacie Jermier was honored as the BIG EAST Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, Sept. 28, while Morgan Proffitt was also named to the league’s weekly honor roll. Jermier had a hand in the first four goals of Marquette’s 5-1 victory over Creighton on Sunday afternoon and tallied a career-best five points on a goal and three assists in the victory. She posted an assist on Darian Powell’s equalizer in the 38th minute, and after assisting Proffitt’s go-ahead goal in the 59th minute, tallied a goal of her own on a penalty kick with just under 13 minutes to play. Proffitt notched her second and third goals of the season in the win over CU and helped limit the Bluejays and Milwaukee to a pair of goals in two matches.

GOLDEN EAGLES CONTINUE TO GET IT DONE IN THE CLASSROOM

  • For the 18th time in the 19-year tenure of MU head coach Markus Roeders, the Golden Eagles were announced as recipients of the NSCAA College Team Academic Award after posting a cumulative grade-point average of 3.29 for the 2014-15 academic year. The MU women and men each earned the award, marking the seventh year in a row that both squads have been recognized for their academic accomplishments.

JERMIER A SENIOR CLASS AWARD CANDIDATE

  • Marquette redshirt senior Jacie Jermier has been named one of 30 women’s soccer candidates for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award and the lone women’s representative from the BIG EAST Conference. The candidate class will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one male candidate and one female candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
  • Jermier was a 2014 All-BIG EAST Second Team selection and is a team co-captain in 2015. The McFarland, Wisconsin native holds a 3.5 cumulative grade point average as a biomedical sciences major with a minor in biological sciences and is a three-time BIG EAST All-Academic Team selection. She is also a member of the national student-athlete honor society, Chi Alpha Sigma, and is scheduled to graduate this December.

JERMIER’S OFFENSIVE CONTRIBUTIONS VITAL FOR MU

  • Jacie Jermier leads the Golden Eagles with nine points on the year after earning BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors for a career-best five point day in MU’s BIG EAST lid-lifter against Creighton. She tallied one goal and three helpers on the afternoon, marking the highest single-match point total for an MU player since Mary Luba had six in the Golden Eagles 7-2 victory over Creighton on Sept. 25, 2014.
  • Jermier started the first three games of the year on defense until MU head coach Markus Roeders inserted junior defender Erin Holland into the lineup against Portland to allow Jermier to move up into the midfield. Jermier responded in the 66th minute on a blast from 22 yards out over the UP keeper’s head and her presence added a different dynamic offensively for MU. The McFarland, Wisconsin native remained in the midfield with Holland starting on MU’s back line against Boston University, during which MU posted a 3-0 shutout victory. Jermier also posted an assist on Sept. 13 against South Dakota State and was named the Marquette Invitational’s Offensive MVP.

MARQUETTE GOAL SCORERS VARIED EARLY IN 2015

  • The Golden Eagles have seen a number of players contribute offensively this season and the distribution among their goal scorers is a testament to that fact. Ten different MU players have tallied goals this season, led by three apiece from Morgan Proffitt, Molly Pfeiffer and Darian Powell, while Jacie Jermier, Erin Holland and Caroline Fink have each posted a pair. Freshman Allison Jacobson scored for the Golden Eagles in their first weekend at Michigan and Jamie Kutey scored her first NCAA goal on Friday, Sept. 11 against Northern Arizona.

MU PEGGED FOURTH; BARTELS AND PROFFITT ON ALL-BIG EAST SQUAD

  • Marquette was tabbed fourth in the BIG EAST Conference Preseason Poll, while juniors Liz Bartels and Morgan Proffitt each were named to the conference’s preseason team. The Golden Eagles, who were one of three BIG EAST programs receiving votes in the NSCAA Preseason Poll, garnered 60 points in the coaches balloting, which is 10 points behind third-place Georgetown and 13 points ahead of Providence. Junior midfielder Liz Bartels and defender Morgan Proffitt were each also named to the All-BIG EAST Preseason Team.

GOLDEN EAGLES ARE MOST SUCCESSFUL CURRENT BIG EAST TEAM SINCE 2005

  • Since entering the BIG EAST Conference in 2005, Marquette has proven to be among the conference’s elite women’s soccer programs. The Golden Eagles have accumulated an overall record of 153-56-28 since that time and a mark of 79-19-9 in league action, which includes five regular season conference titles and a pair of tournament championships in 2012 and 2013. MU, which has missed the NCAA tournament only twice since its addition to the league, went a remarkable 39-1-1 in BIG EAST play in the four seasons from 2010-13.

MU HAS USED THREE STARTING KEEPERS SINCE ENTERING BIG EAST IN ‘05

  • The Golden Eagles have had remarkable consistency in net since joining the BIG EAST Conference for the 2005 campaign with just three primary starting goalkeepers over that time. Laura Boyer (2005-07), Natalie Kulla (2008-11) and Amanda Engel (2012-15) have all been MU’s primary keeper of record during each season of their respective MU careers and rank among its all-time statistical leaders. Engel enters her fourth season as a starter in 2015 and is a two-time All-BIG EAST selection (2012-13).

GOLDEN EAGLES WELCOME 10 NEWCOMERS IN 2015

  • Marquette’s roster features 10 new faces this season with nine incoming freshmen and one sophomore transfer. The 10 student-athletes hail from five different states, including Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Michigan with one Marquette women’s soccer legacy in Allison Jacobson, the younger sister of the recently-graduated Emily and Cara Jacobson.
  • Four of the freshman were regionally ranked by the NSCAA, while midfielder Leah Celarek was ranked as the No. 126 player nationally in the incoming class. High-scoring forward Jamie Kutey was ranked 10th in the Heartland Region and was a TopDrawerSoccer.com Second Team Spring All-American as a senior in 2015. After winning four state titles while playing the maximum 20 matches in the Kansas state tournament, Kutey scored in 19 of those contests and had 13 game-winners, including the winning tallies in her final two state title games.

NEW WORLD CLASS INDOOR FACILITY TO HOUSE MU SOCCER

  • A new indoor athletic performance center, which will combine indoor playing fields for Marquette’s soccer and lacrosse programs, an indoor track, and a world-class athletic performance research facility was announced on Jan. 29 by MU President Dr. Michael R. Lovell. The facility will be located on the 800 block of Michigan Street and is expected to house offices and locker rooms for MU soccer. Through a strategic partnership with the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, cutting-edge faculty and student research in sports performance, medicine, nutrition and rehabilitation will enhance the performance of Marquette student-athletes and professional athletes worldwide.

JERMIER, PROFFITT AND A. HANDWORK WIN 2015 WPSL TITLE

  • Jacie Jermier, Morgan Proffitt and Ashley Handwork and the Chicago Red Stars Reserves captured the 2015 Women's Premier Soccer League National Championship with a 2-1 victory over SoCal FC on July 26 in Edmond, Oklahoma. Handwork, who also scored in the semifinal, headed in the eventual game winner in the 52nd minute on a corner kick from former MU teammate Mary Luba, who scored the first goal of the day in the 18th minute. The championship is the first WSPL crown for Chicago, which had advanced to the title game previously in 2011 and 2012.

MARQUETTE FEATURED EIGHT TIMES ON BIG EAST DIGITAL NETWORK

  • Eight of Marquette’s nine BIG EAST Conference regular season contests will be broadcast live by the BIG EAST Digital Network this season, beginning with MU’s Sept. 27 league lid-lifter against Creighton at Valley Fields. The lone match not broadcast by the league’s digital network (Oct. 8 against Xavier) will be broadcast locally by Time Warner Cable SportsChannel Wisconsin.

 

 

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