Brooklyn Merl named Big East Offensive Player of the Week


Here's what the league office said about him:

Leading the offensive attack for Marquette, forward Brooklyn Merl tied for the league-high with six points in a pair of wins for the Golden Eagles. Trailing 2-1 in the season opener against Drake on Thursday, Merl broke through the Bulldogs’ backline off an assist from Mitar Mitrovic to punch in the equalizer in an eventual 3-2 win. On Sunday, the native of Cologne, Germany, stuffed the stat sheet with a goal and a pair of assists to lead Marquette to a 3-0 home win over Purdue Fort-Wayne. Merl opened the game with an assist just two minutes into the second half, before finding the back of the net in the 56th minute, extending the lead to two. Three minutes later, he connected with Mitar Mitrovic for the Golden Eagles’ third goal of the game.