Marquette Has Four Named to All-BIG EAST Squad

Mary Luba earned her second straight All-BIG EAST award
Nov. 4, 2014

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NEW YORK, N.Y.--The Marquette University women's soccer team (9-8-2) has had four players selected to the 2014 All-BIG EAST squads, the conference office released on Tuesday afternoon prior to the start of the 2014 BIG EAST Women's Soccer Championship.

Senior Mary Luba and sophomore Liz Bartels earned first team honors, while junior Jacie Jermier and sophomore Morgan Proffitt were selected to the second team.

"Congratulations to all four of our honorees being recognized among the best in the BIG EAST," head coach Markus Roeders said. "Each of the four would give most of the credit to their teammates because without their help, individual recognition would not have been possible."

In her final season, Luba led the Golden Eagles with 16 points on six goals and four assists this season as she earned her second consecutive All-BIG EAST honor. The senior midfielder was a preseason all-league selection, 2013 All-BIG EAST Second Team honoree and the 2013 conference tournament's offensive MVP.

"Mary has been the glue to our midfield and is a fantastic player who is one of the best in the country," Roeders said.

Bartels earns her first All-BIG EAST honor as she totaled 12 points with three goals and a team-best six assists this season, which also ranks sixth in the conference. She recorded 14 shots on goal, had one game-winner and was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 29.

"Liz continues to show how dangerous she is as an attacker and to be named first team as a sophomore speaks to her tremendous play this season," Roeders said.

 

 

Transitioning to defender this year, Jermier tallied 10 points with four goals, three of which came from free kicks, and two assists. She recorded one game-winning goal and was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 22 and earned a spot on the weekly honor roll Sept. 29.

"Jacie has performed on both ends of the field providing terrific play in the back, but also scoring crucial goals," said Roeders. "She has made a quick adjustment to play defense after being an attacking player all her career, so kudos to her for adjusting to that change."

Proffitt earns the first all-league honor in her career this season after anchoring MU's defense. She recorded one goal, the game-winner in a victory against Seton Hall. Proffitt has started in all of Marquette's 19 games and has taken six shots on goal.

"Morgan continues to be the energizer in our back line and covers a lot of ground. Again, as a young player, it is an honor for her to be named among the top in the conference," said Roeders.

The No. 4 seed Golden Eagles open the BIG EAST Championship Tuesday, hosting No. 5 Providence in a quarterfinal game that will be broadcast live on the BIG EAST Digital Network via the Fox Sports GO app. The winner will advance to the semifinals in Jamaica, New York and take on No. 1 seed DePaul on Friday, Nov. 7.

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