@MemphisWSoccer Freshman Goalkeeper Maryse Bard-Martel Named the American Rookie of the Week
Aug 26, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The American Athletic Conference announced its weekly awards and University of Memphis freshman goalkeeper Maryse Bard-Martel was named the American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week.
"We feel very fortunate to have the goalkeepers we have and to see Maryse earn this honor is great," head coach Brooks Monaghan said. "We hope to see Maryse feed off the confidence she earned this week. The results this week are a testament to the defensive unit and Maryse was fortunate to be recognized for that."
Bard-Martel posted a shutout of Samford, 2-0, in her first collegiate match and followed up the performance with five saves in the win against Missouri on Sunday. The Boisbriand, Quebec, native finished the weekend with six saves in 186:06 minutes as Memphis opened the season at 2-0 for the eighth time in program history.
Sunday's overtime win against Missouri improved Memphis to 17-5-1 against the SEC since 2007. The win also marked the first for the American Athletic Conference against the SEC.
Memphis faces SEC foe Vanderbilt (0-1-1) on Friday at Mike Rose Soccer Complex. Admission is FREE and kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.