Oct. 3, 2011
MILWAUKEE - After helping the women's volleyball team to its first 3-0 BIG EAST Conference start in program history, junior middle hitter Danielle Carlson is the GoMarquette.com Student-athlete of the Week, presented by Audi.
Carlson hit .508 over the past week to improve her BIG EAST-leading hitting percentage to .412 on the season while notching just three errors. The Golden Eagles won road matches at Sacred Heart, Connecticut and St. John's to improve to 13-4 overall and are in the midst of a stretch that has seen them win 10 of their last 11 matches.
The Marshfield, Wis., native led MU with 13 kills against both Sacred Heart and St. John’s, and hit .545 and .571 in those contests, respectively.
Carlson and the Golden Eagles return to action Friday, Oct. 7 against Georgetown at the Al McGuire Center at 7 p.m., before playing host to Villanova on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. Both matches will be broadcast live on GoMarquette.com multimedia platform, MUTube, with MUTV on the call.
2011-12 GoMarquette.com Student-Athlete of the Week
||Carlson hit .508 over the weekend to improve her BIG EAST-leading hitting percentage to .412 on the season. She also helped MU improve to 3-0 in the BIG EAST for the first time in program history. The Golden Eagles are 13-4 overall and winners of 10 of their last 11 matches.
||Nortey scored two goals in men's soccer's 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Syracuse, including the game winner in the 87th minute, Saturday evening. Nortey has notched five goals on the season with three coming in the last two wins over Michigan and Syracuse.
||Check helped the Marquette University men’s soccer team to a 1-0-1 record over the weekend. He made nine saves and assisted on the game-winning goal with 51 seconds remaining in double-overtime in a 2-1 come-from-behind victory Sunday at Michigan.
||Beyer averaged 4.22 kills and 2.33 digs per set in sweeps of Southern Miss, Akron and Milwaukee on her way to claiming Marquette/Milwaukee Invitational MVP honors. The Bloomington, Ill., native also notched her second double-double of the season against Southern Miss with 10 kills and 13 digs.
||Kelly notched four goals and two assists in Marquette's 9-0 victory over North Dakota on Sunday, Sept. 4. The Kansas City native's 10 points and four goals both tied program records and she is the seventh Marquette player to record a hat trick.
Miller earned 2011 MKE Cup MVP honors for her efforts in MU's two wins over Saint Louis and No. RV/23 Long Beach State. She was integral in the Golden Eagles' defensive effort in the two wins, as she helped limit the Billikens and the 49ers to seven shots and only three on goal. Miller was also named the BIG EAST Conference's Defensive Player of the Week for the second time of her career Monday.
Page notched the overtime winner in women's soccer's 1-0 triumph over Northwestern Sunday, Aug. 27 at Valley Fields. The Alsip, Ill., native scored the golden goal in the 94th minute of play on a 12-yard shot to beat the Wildcats' goalkeeper Anna Cassell to the far post.
Reigle scored one of Marquette's two goals in its preseason opener at the University of Wisconsin on Saturday, Aug. 13. Reigle gave Marquette a 2-0 advantage at the 66:42 mark on a header served up by freshman Haley Fritzlen.
||Cadougan earned most valuable player honors for the second-straight season at the Scion Dental Milwaukee Summer Pro-Am. He averaged 22.2 points, 11.4 assists and 7.3 rebounds per game, while leading his squad to a perfect 9-0 mark during the regular season. He notched two triple-doubles in league play, including a 14-point, 12-rebound and 39-assist performance on Friday, July 22 against MU teammates Vander Blue and Jamail Jones.
||Plouffe played an integral role in the Team Canada's fifth place finish at the U19 FIBA Women's World Championship as she averaged 8.0 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game while connecting on 46.2 percent of her attempts from the floor over the nine-game tournament. The Canadians finished 8-1 overall.
||Track & Field
||Kennedy placed sixth in the hammer throw at the 2011 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships in Miramar, Fla., on July 22. She recorded a top toss of 169 feet, 5 inches (51.65 meters) to earn three points for Team Canada.
||Kelly led all scorers with five goals at the U.S. Youth Soccer Region II U19 Championship while playing with her club team, Mallorca. Kelly scored both goals in a 2-1 win over CASA (Ohio) and in a 2-0 win over Iowa Rush in the preliminary round. She added a goal in a 2-2 draw with Eclipse Select before Mallorca won in penalty kicks, 3-2, in the semifinals to advance to the Region II Championship game. Mallorca fell in the title game, 2-0, to Minnesota's Woodbury Inferno.
||Check posted a clean sheet in a 5-0 win for Milwaukee Bavarian SC over Eau Claire Aris FC on Saturday, July 9, as the goalkeeper helped Bavarian clinch its first National Premier Soccer League Midwest Division Championship and earn a berth in the NPSL finals later this month.
||Track & Field/Cross Country
||Johnson earned Captial One Academic All-America® First Team regognition on June 23, joining men's runner Peter Bolgert as the first Marquette student-athletes to earn first team honors since 1997. The Milford, Iowa native sports a perfect 4.0 grade point average in Marquette's nationally recognized accounting program.