If there was any doubt that Ally Miller was the leading candidate for Big East Defensive Player Of The Year after being named Defensive Player of the Week twice and named to the Weekly Honor Roll three times, that doubt has been erased. Miller picked up her third Defensive Player of the Week award of the season for her efforts last week. I'm going to quote BigEast.org directly here, because this is AWESOME:
Miller anchored a backline that did not allow a shot on goal in a 4-0 win over USF on Oct. 20. The Bulls managed just one shot (wide left in the 24th minute) in the contest.
Men's soccer had two players honored by the conference this week. Adam Hermsen earned his first honor from the conference, as he was named Rookie of the Week. Hermsen played all 180 minutes of Marquette's two wins last week. Both wins were shutouts, moving Marquette to nine on the season and just one short of the program's single season record for shutouts. Andy Huftalin was named to the Weekly Honor Roll for his six point half against Pitt.
Holly Mertens was named to the Weekly Honor Roll for her second conference honor of the season. The senior outside hitter hit .472 in Marquette's two matches over the weekend, including 18 kills in MU's win over Cincinnati on Friday night.