Marquette Places Eight on All-BIG EAST Squads
Nov. 7, 2013
MILWAUKEE--The Marquette women's soccer team had eight players honored Thursday evening by the BIG EAST Conference at its annual awards banquet hosted the night before the BIG EAST Championship semifinal games begin. In addition to the individual accolades, the Marquette coaching staff, head coach Markus Roeders, associate head coach Frank Pelaez and assistant coach Ashley Bares, were named Coaching Staff of the Year, as selected by the women's soccer coaches.
Seniors Emily Jacobson, Maegan Kelly and Taylor Madigan earned first team All-BIG EAST honors, while juniors Mady Vicker and Mary Luba, and sophomore Amanda Engel were selected to the all-BIG EAST second team. Seniors Cara Jacobson and Katie Hishmeh earned third team accolades.
"Congrats to our players who received Big East awards tonight," said head coach Markus Roeders. "They have played a major role in our success this year and we will need to rely on them moving forward. Having eight players selected reflects on our success and winning a regular season Big East Championship. It's always a team effort and they understand that they have to do their part. We are excited for the weekend and being able to host the finals. Special thanks to Franky, Ashley, Nick and all those who put forth such wonderful work. Being named coaching staff of the year is an honor of our team's and their work. We have a terrific staff and the combination of representing Marquette, our players and all those involved helps create an environment of success and excellence."
Kelly was a unanimous pick for first team All-BIG EAST. Kelly leads the Golden Eagles with nine goals and seven assists with 25 points. She became MU's all-time assists leader earlier this season and has a career total of 36 assists. This is Kelly's third straight year earning first team honors.
E. Jacobson is the vocal leader of MU's backline. She has recorded two goals this season and helped limit opponents to just 8.1 shots per game. Jacobson earned BIG EAST weekly honors four consecutive weeks this season and was a third team all-conference selection last season.
Madigan has notched five goals and handed out six assists this season, including one game-winning goal. This is her second all-conference honor as she earned third team accolades last year.
Vicker earns her first all-conference honors, scoring six goals and recording one assist in 18 games. Five of her six goals have been game-winners. She earned BIG EAST Player of the Week on Oct. 7, her first in her collegiate career.
This season, Luba has played in all 19 games, recording seven goals and four assists for 18 points. She contributed one game-winning goal against DePaul on Oct. 20.
Engel tabs her second all-conference honors in her collegiate career for her efforts in the net. The sophomore has recorded nine shut-outs in 2013, recording 43 saves and an overall record of 16-3. She was named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week three times this season.
C. Jacobson has notched three goals and four assists for 25 points this season, including a goal in the 4-0 shutout over No. 6 Georgetown. She recorded three shots on goal. The senior has played in all 19 matches this season.
Hishmeh has played in all 19 games, totaling two points with one goal and three shots on goal for the season. She was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll the week of Oct. 7.
Marquette is hosting the 2013 BIG EAST Championship, which kicks off on Friday, Nov. 8. The Golden Eagles will face No. 4 seed St. John's at 7:30 p.m. at Valley Fields.