October 26, 2009

Brett Heinz Named Horizon League Player of the Week

Butler junior Brett Heinz, who helped the Bulldogs defeat Big East team DePaul, has been named Horizon League Player of the Week for the period Oct. 19-25.  He’s the second Butler player honored with the league’s weekly award this season.

Heinz had a pair of assists in Butler’s 3-1 non-league victory over the Blue Demons, who entered the match with a No. 18 rating in the RPI.  With the Bulldogs trailing, 1-0, early in the match, he served a pass into the box, and teammate Jacob Capito knocked it into the net to tie the score.  Seventeen minutes later, Heinz sent a long pass to teammate Julian Cardona, who finished the play with a header for the eventual game-winner.

The two assists were the first of the season for Heinz, a native of Leawood, Kansas.  He also turned in another solid performance at the defensive end of the field, helping the Bulldogs blank DePaul over the final 88 minutes!

Heinz picked up his first Player of the Week award.  Earlier this month, teammate Boris Gatzky was honored by the league after helping Butler to wins over #14 Indiana and Valparaiso.

Butler, 10-1-1 overall and 3-0-1 in the Horizon League, will try to extend a four-match winning streak and a seven-match unbeaten streak when it hosts league foe Detroit on Tuesday, Oct. 27.  That match was originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 24, but had to be postponed due to illness affecting the Detroit squad.  The two league teams will meet in the Butler Bowl at 4 p.m. (ET).