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Charlie Lyon Named Big East Goalkeeper Of The Week

Unbelievably, this is Lyon's first such honor this season. Plus: three more Golden Eagles all earned their way onto their sport's Weekly Honor Roll.

My only regret is that I don't have any pictures of Lyon's new haircut to use yet.
My only regret is that I don't have any pictures of Lyon's new haircut to use yet.
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Two shutouts?  No Big East awards.

Three straight shutouts?  No Big East awards.

A new Marquette record five consecutive shutouts?  One Honor Roll appearance.

Seven straight shutouts and a goal-free streak of over 718 minutes?  FINALLY the Big East names Charlie Lyon the Goalkeeper of the Week.

The redshirt senior is redefining history every single second he's on the field at this point, as Lyon surpassed his own program record for both consecutive shutouts and consecutive minutes without allowing a goal a little more than two weeks ago against Northern Illinois.  Every second that passes with a zero hanging on the opponent's side of the scoreboard is a new program record for Lyon, and if he finishes MU's next match with his eight consecutive shutout, Lyon will have tied Marquette's all time record for career shutouts at 28.

Elsewhere in the awards department, Amanda Engel, Mary Luba, and Nele Barber were all recognized for their efforts with a spot on their respective Weekly Honor Rolls.  Engel made it to the women's soccer Honor Roll by allowing just one goal in two matches last week as Marquette went 1-0-1.  Engel made six saves in the two matches to first preserve a 1-1 draw on the road against St. John's, and then preserve her fifth clean sheet of 2014 in MU's 1-0 win over Xavier on Sunday afternoon.  Meanwhile, Luba contributed to both of Marquette's goals last week.  She scored Marquette's goal against St. John's and picked up an assist on Darian Powell's gamewinner against the Musketeers.  The senior midfielder has three goals and three assists in Big East action so far this season.

Barber was named to the Volleyball Weekly Honor Roll for her efforts on the court as well.  The native of Berlin, Germany, averaged 3.14 kills and 2.43 digs against Georgetown and Creighton this past weekend.  In the rematch of the 2013 Big East championship match against the Bluejays, Barber had 14 kills and 10 digs as Marquette suffered a four set loss.  While it was a setback for the Golden Eagles, it was the first career double-double for the sophomore.