Madden and Sprecher earn All-BIG EAST honors
Oct. 28, 2017
NEW YORK – Redshirt junior forward Carrie Madden of the Marquette University women’s soccer was named to the All-BIG EAST Conference First Team, while Kylie Sprecher earned BIG EAST All-Freshman Team honors, the league announced on Saturday afternoon.
“Congratulations to Carrie and Kylie,” Marquette head coach Markus Roeders said. “Both of them have enjoyed excellent seasons for our team and we are happy they are recognized by fellow Big East coaches.”
Madden is recognized after a career year for the redshirt junior forward. Despite missing time due to injury, she set a new personal best with seven goals, highlighted by a five-match points streak. Madden finished the regular season with 17 points over 15 games played and had a pair of two-goal matches in conference action. Before the season, she was Marquette’s lone selection on the All-BIG EAST Preseason Team, following a 2016 postseason that saw her make the conference’s all-championship team.
“Carrie has grown into her role as a goal scorer and her contribution has been very important for our team,” Roeders said. “Especially in Big East play, she has shown how dangerous she is creating and finishing chances. Considering she has dealt with injuries throughout the fall, it’s a great honor for her.”
Sprecher had an impressive rookie season, appearing in all 19 matches and chipping in 10 points on the strength of two goals and a team-high six assists. She earned Offensive MVP of the Marquette Invitational and is two-time conference freshman of the week. The Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin native started 13 matches in regular season action and played 1,135 minutes, second-most among MU forwards.
“It's great that Kylie is recognized among the top young players in the BIG EAST,” Roeders said. “She has been dangerous all season and contributed not only with goals but her assists have been key. Her play has been important for our team all year as she brings different qualities to our attack and her future is very bright.”
Last year, MU had a pair of players on the all-league and all-freshman teams as graduating seniors Morgan Proffitt and Liz Bartels earned first and second team accolades, respectively, while Maddy Henry and Emily Hess were on the rookie squad.
The Golden Eagles begin the 2017 BIG EAST Women’s Soccer Championship as the No. 4 seed and host No. 5 Xavier at Valley Fields at 1 p.m. Central time on Sunday, Oct. 29.
BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year
BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year
BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year
BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year
BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year
All-BIG EAST First Team
All-BIG EAST Second Team
BIG EAST All-Freshman Team
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