Around the Big East

Men’s Soccer

The Big East offensive player of the week was Adam Sternberger of Rutgers.

The sophomore forward had three goals to lead the Scarlet Knights to a 2-0 week.

His header proved to be the game-winning goal against St. Peter’s, while he scored two more in a 3-0 beating of 19th- ranked South Florida.

Christos Zisimatos also helped lead his team to a 2-0 week.

Zisimatos of Seton Hall connected on the first game-winning goal of his career en route to a 3-1 victory over Princeton.

Goalkeeper of the week honors went to Nick Noble of West Virginia.

Noble, who has 24 career shutouts, recorded his 10th of the season against Princeton.

His 10 shutouts is a new Mountaineers record.

Lastly, O’Brian White of UConn won rookie of the week honors with two goals and an assist.



Notre Dame’s Adrianna Stasiuk was named player of the week. She led the Irish to a 3-0 week, while recording 43 kills.

Rookie of the week honors went to Jessie Nevitt of the Cincinnati Bearcats.

She also helped her team to a 3-0 record for the week.

This is her fourth rookie of the week award this season.


Women’s Soccer

Monique Gjini of Louisville garnered Big East offensive player of the week honors with a phenomenal eight-point performance against Seton Hall.

Gjini had two assists before exploding for her first hat trick and scoring the final three goals in a 5-1 rout of the Pirates.

Nora Crawford of Rutgers won her second consecutive goalkeeper of the week award by recording two shutouts against Cincy and Louisville.

Crawford’s teammate Meghan Ryan was spectacular defensively, helping to allow only seven shots to be taken at her keeper.

Finally, rookie of the week honors went to Keri Hanks of the Fighting Irish.

Hanks recorded a goal and two assists in a 2-0 week.