New week, new set of weekly awards from the Big East. This time around, it’s Marquette sophomore Maddy Henry being named Women’s Soccer’s Goalkeeper of the Week. It’s the second straight week that Henry has earned recognition from the conference after being on the Honor Roll last week.
Here’s what the league office had to say about Henry’s performance:
Henry recorded back-to-back shutout victories for the Golden Eagles last week, highlighted by a four-save clean sheet at Louisville on Sunday. The sophomore totaled five saves on the week as Marquette topped Drake 3-0 and the Cardinals 2-0 to improve to 3-1-0 on the season.
It’s not entirely accurate to say that Henry recorded two straight shutouts over the weekend. While she didn’t allow a goal against Drake, she was also lifted at the 78 minute mark for Sloane Carlson. The game was well past decided at that point with MU’s third goal coming in the 54th minute, but so it makes sense for head coach Markus Roeders to make the sub. However, Henry didn’t finish the game so while she gets the win, she doesn’t get credit for the shutout.
With all of that said, outside of the season opener against then-#2 Stanford, Henry has allowed just one goal in over 250 minutes of action. Marquette’s shutout streak is now up to 201:55, while Henry’s is topping out at 189:54.
Elsewhere in the weekly awards, DePaul’s Alexa Ben was named Offensive Player of the Week with three goals on six shots. Georgetown freshman Kelly Ann Livingstone was named Defensive Player of the Week, thanks to the Hoyas outshooting their two opponents by a margin of 29-4, and Butler forward Caitlyn DiSarcina is the Freshman of the Week thanks to two game-winning goals. St. John’s Christina Bellero, Georgetown’s Rachel Corboz, Xavier’s Samantha Dewey, Butler’s Leonie Doege, and DePaul’s Lucy Edwards all made the Honor Roll. It’s the second Honor Roll in as many weeks for Dewey.
Marquette returns to action on Friday night when they host Central Michigan. It’s the last game of a tripleheader at Valley Fields, with first kick scheduled for 8:15pm.