Aguilar Scores Another BIG EAST Accolade
Oct. 10, 2011
CHICAGO – Antonio Aguilar’s recent offensive surge was recognized by the BIG EAST Conference on Monday.
The junior midfielder from Mt. Carmel was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll after notching two goals and two assists in last week’s 3-1 victory over Green Bay and 1-1, double-overtime tie at Villanova.
Aguilar had two goals---including the game-winner---and picked up the assist on Thiago Ganancio’s goal in the win over Green Bay last Wednesday at Wish Field.
He was credited with the assist on Matt Leinauer’s goal in the 85th minute of last Saturday’s 1-1 tie with the Wildcats.
This is the second time Aguilar has been honored by the conference. On Aug. 29, he was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week after his two goals and one assist led the Blue Demons past Oakland 3-1 in their season opener at Wish Field.
Aguilar, a Preseason All-BIG EAST selection, leads DePaul with six goals, four assists and 16 points. He also leads the team in shots with 43 and shots on goal with 23.
Aguilar is second in the BIG EAST in shots and tied for second in goals and points. He is tied for fourth in the league in assists.
In his last five matches, Aguilar has three goals and two assists.
It’s the second time a DePaul men’s soccer player has been chosen for the Honor Roll. Freshman forward David Selvaggi earned that distinction on Sept. 26 after scoring three goals in two games.
Aguilar and Selvaggi will lead the Blue Demons into a tough matchup with No. 16/13 USF (7-2-2, 2-0-1 in the BIG EAST) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Tampa.
DePaul (4-6-2, 1-1-1) will be challenged by USF’s Dom Dwyer, the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week who leads the league with 10 goals.