Brian Visser Named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week
PROVIDENCE, R.I. DePaul recorded two conference wins this past week, and the BIG EAST named Brian Visser BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week. Connecticut’s O’Brian White also led UConn to two wins, as he was selected BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week. The BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week honor was awarded to West Virginia’s Andrew Halsell, while Providence’s Nick Cianci was picked as BIG EAST Rookie of the Week.
Visser led DePaul to its two league wins over previous BIG EAST Red Division leaders Louisville and St. John’s. The junior keeper made two saves against Louisville, a 2-1 win on Oct. 24. Visser then made five saves at St. John’s in a 2-0 victory. He stopped 13 overall attempts at the net, posting his eighth shutout of the season.
White notched six points for the Huskies. The junior forward tallied both goals in UConn’s 2-1 win at Yale on Oct. 24. He then assisted on each goal in a 2-1 overtime win at home on Oct. 27. White sent in a centering pass to teammate Ryan Cordeiro in the 97th minute to lift the Huskies to victory. White also assisted on the game’s first goal, just under the nine-minute mark.
WVU’s Halsell led a defense that shut out both Marquette and Seton Hall, limiting both opponents to a total of just six shots and six corner kicks. The Mountaineers played to a 0-0 tie against Marquette on Oct. 24 in Milwaukee, Wis. Marquette was held to three shots and zero shots on goal. In a 3-0 victory over Seton Hall on Oct. 27, the senior defender and helped limit SHU to three shots and one shot on goal.
Cianci helped guide Providence to a 1-0-1 week. The freshman midfielder tallied one of the game-winning assists in PC’s 3-2 single-overtime victory over Seton Hall on Oct. 24. In a 2-2 tie against Notre Dame on Oct. 28, Cianci tied the score at 1-1 with 45 seconds remaining in the first half. Cianci played the ball on his left foot at the corner of the six-yard box. The West Hartford, Conn. native turned on the defender and placed a shot into the side-netting just past the outstretched hands of the Notre Dame keeper.
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