DePaul is ranked No. 9 in the Soccer America Women's Top 25 announced on Tuesday morning even as freshman Alexa Ben is named Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the Week.
Less than 24 hours after scoring her first career golden goal, Alexa Ben became the first women's soccer player in the BIG EAST Conference this season to earn two awards in the same week.
After watching a 2-0 lead slip away into the dangerous realm of double-overtime, Alexa Ben scored the biggest goal of her young career in No. 12/8 DePaul's 3-2 BIG EAST victory over Marquette Sunday night.
Trailing 2-1 in the 87th minute, the Blue Demons rallied with a clutch goal by Abby Reed that led to a 2-2 double-overtime tie against BIG EAST Conference adversary Butler Thursday night.
Part of the secret to the Blue Demons' success this season lies in their versatility, overall balance and ability to win in different ways.
DePaul continued its ascent in the national women's soccer rankings on Tuesday as the Blue Demons moved up to No. 8 in the Soccer America Top 25 and No. 12 in the NSCAA national poll.