We'll start with the team that plays in a couple of hours!
For the fourth time this season, outside hitter Autumn Bailey was named Big East Freshman of the Week. Bailey averaged 3.86 kills in MU's two wins over the weekend against Georgetown and Villanova while hitting a robust .404 as well. Bailey had a career high five service aces against Georgetown, as she continues to be a potent mirror image of Lindsey Gosh from the service line. With the conference season barely underway, Bailey already looks to be the runaway favorite for Freshman of the Year.
Speaking of Lindsey Gosh, she was named to the conference Weekly Honor Roll for the third time this season, the most appearances by any player in the league. Gosh landed eight aces over the weekend and currently sits fourth in the country at 0.68 aces/set. She also had 14 kills against Villanova while hitting for a crazypants percentage of .464.
Charlie Lyon was named Goalkeeper of the Week by the Big East for his efforts last week. The redshirt junior claimed his second clean sheet in conference play against Villanova while making a season high seven saves. While he did allow a goal in Marquette's 1-0 loss to Wisconsin on Wednesday, the goal was the only marker Lyon has allowed in the last 403:45 minutes of action.
C. Nortey continues to impress after missing all of 2012 due to knee surgery. The redshirt sophomore was named to the Weekly Honor Roll for the second straight week. Stop me if you've heard this one before: Nortey scored the only goal in a 1-0 Marquette win in a Big East match. This time it came as a golden goal in the 95th minute of the Golden Eagles' match against Villanova on Saturday afternoon.
For the second straight week, Amanda Engel was named Goalkeeper of the Week by the Big East. The sophomore allowed just one goal in Marquette's two matches, and you can't fault her for giving up a goal to noted time traveling goal scoring robot Rachel Daly from St. John's. She also stopped both of Xavier's shots - not shots on goal, shots - in Marquette's 3-0 win over the Musketeers.
Katie Hishmeh earned her second appearance on the Weekly Honor Roll for this season. The senior defender was a key cog in limiting the damage from St. John's in MU's 3-1 win over the Red Storm. Hishmeh also scored the game winning goal against Xavier, her first of the season, to help keep Marquette perfect in Big East play.