That's a program record for Marquette, surpassing the five honorees from 2019.
Junior midfielder Lydia Foust is on the First Team, while FIVE Golden Eagles, all seniors, are on the Second Team: Emily Cooper, Sophia Leva, Megan Menzuber, Jocelyn Miller, and Caroline Steller. It's the second all-league honor for Miller and the first for everyone else.
Redshirt freshman attacker Devon Cowan and redshirt freshman defender Mason Woodward were named to the Big East's Men's Lacrosse First Team this season, while redshirt sophomore defender Zach Granger was named to the Second Team.
Here's what's in the MU press release:
"A Houston, Texas native, Soto burst onto the scene for the Golden Eagles this season, starting in every game but one and showcasing an elite skillset with plenty of speed and flair. He scored three goals and dished out one assist in the regular season (seven points), tying for the league lead in goals amongst freshmen. Two of Soto's goals were game-winners, including the season-opening win over Loyola Chicago. His other game-winner came at DePaul and he scored his third goal in a 2-1 win at Creighton. He's the first Golden Eagle to win BIG EAST Freshman of the Year since Luka Prpa in 2016."
Four more Golden Eagles earned all-Big East honors as well. Forward Lukas Sunesson is on the First Team, defender Alex Mirsberger is on the Second Team, and midfielder Zyan Andrade and goalkeeper Chandler Hallwood join Soto on the Third Team.
The Golden Eagles finished 6-4-0 on the year and 4-4-0 in Big East play.
Here's the MU press release notes on Wetherell: "Wetherell started 8-of-10 matches for Marquette this spring and finished second on the team in goals (2) and third in points (5). She was also among the team leaders in shots and had one game-winning score."
And on Twombly: "Twombly led the roster in goals (3) and points (8) in her first season at MU, appearing in all 10 matches. She was tabbed the BIG EAST Freshman of the Week on Feb. 15 and also topped the team in shots (19) and shots on goal (10). "
The Swedish junior is the first Marquette player to ever be named as a semifinalist for the award that can easily be summarized as the Heisman Trophy of collegiate soccer. The list of 15 semifinalists will be narrowed down to three finalists before the winner is announced on May 27th.
Marquette's Hunter Eichhorn finished in a tie as co-medalist at the Big East conference championship with Butler's Michael Cascino at seven under par for the three round tournament, but Cascino beat Eichhorn on the third playoff hole to earn the Big East's individual spot at the NCAA Championship regional round.
As a team, Marquette finished 11 over par for the tournament, ending up six strokes behind Connecticut.
The Golden Eagles beat Villanova to advance to the semifinals where the Red Storm knocked them out with a match score of 4-2. Marquette secured points from Fran San Andres and Stefan Dragovic at #1 and #3 singles respectively, but the Johnnies took the team doubles point as well as wins at #2, #4, and #6 singles. The loss brings MU's season to an end after a record of 10-7 in head to head competitions.
The Musketeers won the team doubles point as well as the first three singles matches to conclude to eliminate the Golden Eagles, 4-0. That brings Marquette's season to a close after going 6-8 in head-to-head competitions.
Due to COVID issues with St. John's, Marquette missed out on playing the Red Storm on consecutive Saturdays on March 20th and 27th. Those games have now been rescheduled with St. John's coming to Milwaukee on Wednesday, April 14th, and Marquette going to New York on Saturday, May 1st.
I may as well use the description that the show used: " Marquette Golden Eagles men's basketball head coach Shaka Smart talks about returning to Wisconsin and the Marquette basketball program."