Muchow Earns Second-Straight Rookie of the Week Honor

NEW YORK – Freshman McKenzie Muchow earned BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honors for the second straight week after scoring two goals in a road match at Wright State on Wednesday, Sept. 18.

Muchow played well in each match last week, but it was her two goal performance at Wright State that earned her Rookie of the Week honors. The freshman gave Butler a 2-1 lead over Wright State at halftime by scoring her first goal of the night in the 37th minute.

After the stoppage it was Muchow again finding the back of the net, this time in the 58th minute of play. Stephanie Kaylor and Elise Kotsakis each recorded an assist on her first goal and Sophia Maccagnone was credited with the assist on goal two.

Muchow earns the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week award for the second straight week after leading Butler to a win over nationally-ranked Michigan on Sunday Sept. 15. She now has three goals on the year.

Teammate Sophia Maccagnone also earned recognition for her outstanding play last week by being named to the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week Honor Roll list. She scored a goal and recorded an assist at Wright State and ended the week with the game-winning penalty kick goal in a 1-0 win over IUPUI on Sunday.

BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week
Maegan Kelly, Marquette – Kelly scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner, in a 3-2 victory over Louisville.  The game-winning tally came on a penalty kick in the 104th minute.  The senior leads the Golden Eagles in scoring with 10 points.

BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week
Kelsey O'Donnell, Creighton – O'Donnell helped the Bluejay defense in a 3-2 win against local foe Nebraska-Omaha.  Creighton allowed only one shot in the second half and the senior centerback scored two goals for the Bluejays.

BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week
Diana Poulin, St. John's – Poulin made 14 saves to help the Red Storm play to a scoreless draw against Dartmouth.  The freshman owns a 0.26 goals against average for the season.

BIG EAST Rookie of the Week
McKenzie Muchow, Butler – The midfielder earns rookie honors for a second straight week after she scored two goals in a 4-3 victory over Wright State 

BIG EAST Honor Roll
Sophia Maccagnone, Butler - Picked up two goals and an assist in a 2-0 week.  She had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 win against Wright State and the only goal of the game in a 1-0 victory against IUPUI.