Sep 2, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
In Friday’s season-opening 3-2 win at home over Quinnipiac, Gressel netted two goals in his Friar debut, including what proved to be the game-winning tally. Then in Providence’s 2-1 come-from-behind win at Holy Cross on Sunday, Gressel setup the Friars’ first goal for his first collegiate assist.
Gressel and the Friars are now 2-0-0 to start a season for the first time since 2009.
Red-shirt senior Wilder Arboleda (Pawtucket, R.I.) was named to the weekly BIG EAST honor roll after netting a goal in each of Providence's first two games of the year, including the game winner at Holy Cross.
Providence returns to the field on Friday, Sept. 6 when it plays at Rhode Island in a first round match of the 2013 Ocean State Soccer Classic. The game will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Kingston, R.I.
Offensive Player of the Week
Samuel Geiler, Seton Hall, M, Fr.
In his first two games as a collegian, Geiler scored three goals in a 1-0-1 week for the Pirates. In the season opener, he scored once in a 3-0 blanking of Rhode Island. In a 3-3 tie against Drexel, last year’s CAA regular-season champion, Geiler found the net twice. He had seven shots on goal in the two games.
Defensive Player of the Week
Eric Miller, Creighton, B, Jr.
Miller helped the Bluejays to shutout wins over No. 14 Tulsa 2-0 and Cal-Poly 3-0. A Preseason All-BIG EAST selection, he anchored the backline and scored a goal on a header in the win over Cal-Poly.
Goalkeeper of the Week
Alex Bolowich, Creighton, GK, Jr.
Bolowich made seven saves in a 2-0 shutout against No. 14 Tulsa in the Bluejays’ season opener. He added two saves while playing the first half of Creighton’s 3-0 win against Cal-Poly.
Rookie of the Week
Julian Gressel, Providence, M, Fr.
Gressel led the Friars to a 3-2 win against Quinnipiac at home and a 2-1 victory over Holy Cross on the road. Gressel scored a pair of goals in the Quinnipiac match, including the game winner, and added an assist at Holy Cross.
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
Zach Steinberger, Butler, M, So.
Assisted on the first goal and scored the game-winning tally in a 2-1 win against Western Michigan in the season opener.
Timo Pitter, Creighton, M, So.
Pitter scored one goal and assisted on the other in a 2-0 win against No. 14 Tulsa. He added a goal in a 3-0 victory over Cal-Poly.
Steve Neumann, Georgetown, F, Sr.
Scored both goals in a 2-0 victory at Stanford in a 1-1 week.
Wilder Arboleda, Providence, F, Sr.
Scored a goal in a 3-2 win against Quinnipiac and tallied the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win at Holy Cross.
Jimmy Mulligan, St. John’s, F/M, Sr.
Scored the GWG in a 2-1 win against NJIT in the season opener.
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