Marquette Heads to Georgetown for Sunday Showdown

Senior Ann Marie Lynch has started all 15 matches for MU in the midfield.

2015 Marquette Women's Soccer - Match 16
Marquette (6-6-3, 3-2-0 BIG EAST) at Georgetown (9-5-0, 4-1-0 BIG EAST)
Date Sunday, Oct. 18 | 12 p.m. CT
Location Shaw Field | Milwaukee
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Oct. 15, 2015

MILWAUKEE – The Marquette University women’s soccer squad looks to keep pace in the top half of the BIG EAST Conference standings in a Sunday, Oct. 18 contest against Georgetown at Shaw Field in Washington, D.C.

The match, beginning at noon Central time, will be broadcast live on the BIG EAST Digital Network with Tom Kolker and Tom Greaser on the call. The broadcast can be accessed free of charge through FOX Sports Go, while live statistics will available on GameTracker, courtesy of GUHoyas.com.

The Golden Eagles (6-6-3, 3-2-0 BIG EAST) sit tied for fourth in the league standings with nine points, while the Hoyas (9-5-0, 4-1-0 BIG EAST) are currently knotted with St. John’s at 12 points. Marquette owns a slim 3-2-0 edge in the all-time series with GU, but fell 4-0 last season in Washington, D.C., despite both teams recording 11 total shots.

Then-freshman Rachel Corboz scored a pair of goals in the 2014 win for the Hoyas, while older sister, Daphne, assisted on the contest’s first three goals and Emma Newins made seven saves in net.

Following Sunday’s action, the Golden Eagles return to Milwaukee for their regular season home finale at Valley Fields on Thursday, Oct. 22 against Villanova in which they will honor seniors Amanda Engel, Jacie Jermier and Ann Marie Lynch in a pre-match ceremony.

MARQUETTE’S LAST TIME OUT:

  • The Golden Eagles wrapped up a 2-0 weekend with a pair of 1-0 victories over Xavier and Providence at Valley Fields behind goals from Cali Pyzdrowski and Liz Bartels. The victories marked the first consecutive wins of the campaign for Marquette and gave the Golden Eagles a pivotal six points in the BIG EAST Conference standings. Pyzdrowski’s goal in the second minute of overtime against Xavier on Thursday, Oct. 8 snapped a scoreless streak for MU dating back to its conference lid-lifter against Creighton on Sept. 27 of 276 minutes. MU tripled up Xavier in shots, 21-7, and outshot the Friars 15-11 on Sunday as Bartels found the back of the net in the 55th minute.

SCOUTING THE HOYAS:

  • Sophomore midfielder Rachel Corboz leads Georgetown with seven goals and six assists on the season and scored a pair of tallies in the Hoyas’ 3-0 win at Xavier on Wednesday afternoon. Junior forward Grace Damaska also has six goals for GU, while Crystal Thomas and Taylor Pak each have scored five times. The Hoyas sit at 4-1 in BIG EAST play with their lone loss coming in the form of a 1-0 decision on Sunday at Butler and have outscored their league opponents by a combined 13-4. Georgetown is scoring at a 2.21 goals-per-game clip and allows 1.29 goals against, while holding opponents to a mere 8.2 shots per contest.

PAIR OF SHUTOUTS EARN TRIO BIG EAST HONORS

  • Thanks to a pair of 1-0 shutout victories over Xavier and Providence, Erin Holland, Amanda Engel and Liz Bartels were recognized by the BIG EAST Conference on Monday, Oct. 12. Holland was named the league’s defensive player of the week and Engel earned goalkeeper of the week accolades, while Bartels, who scored the lone goal against PC, was recognized on the conference’s weekly honor roll.
  • Holland and Engel worked as part of a Marquette defensive unit that did not allow a goal to the Musketeers or Friars in over 181 minutes. The pair helped the Golden Eagles to their second and third shutouts of the season and the first since a 3-0 victory over Boston University on Aug. 30. The shutouts were the 25th and 26th of Engel’s career as the senior keeper recorded a pair of saves in Thursday’s overtime victory over Xavier and four saves Sunday against the Friars. Holland controlled the center of the pitch for MU’s backline and has been a mainstay of the Golden Eagles’ defense since her return from last year’s season-ending knee injury.

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

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.

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 156-56-28 since that time and a mark of 82-19-9 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) was broadcast locally by Time Warner Cable SportsChannel Wisconsin.

 

 

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