Onyeador and Brutto Earn BIG EAST Honors
Sept. 6, 2010
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University's Uche Onyeador (Sterling, Va./Potomac Falls) and Matthew Brutto (Warrington, Pa./Central Bucks South) both earned weekly awards as the BIG EAST Conference announced its first men's soccer award winners of the season Monday afternoon. The pair helped the Hoyas to a 2-0 weekend and individually posted outstanding performances. Onyeador was named the conference's offensive player of the week and Brutto won BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week.
Onyeador scored both of the Blue & Gray's game winners this weekend including a goal in the exciting 2-1 double-overtime victory against Northeastern on Friday. He also tallied the first goal of the afternoon against No. 24/23 Michigan State on Sunday. The junior forward shot 100 percent for the weekend with a pair of shots and a pair of goals after coming in off the bench in both contests. This is Onyeador's first-career weekly award.
Brutto was dominant in goal posting 12 saves and one shutout over two games. The senior captain had seven saves in the double overtime victory over Northeastern allowing just one goal in the contest. In the win against No. 24/23 Michigan State, Brutto tallied five saves and shutout a team that had previously shown powerful scoring. His services came late in the contest as he warded off all attempts at a comeback to win, 4-0. This is Brutto's first weekly award and the second time in his career he has been recognized by the conference.
Georgetown's win over Michigan State was a program milestone marking the first victory over a Big Ten squad. It was also the second year in a row that the Hoyas defeated a ranked team in the Sunday matchup on opening weekend.
The Blue & Gray will have the week off before traveling to Albuquerque, N.M., on Friday to compete at the TLC Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Lobo Invitational. Georgetown will open the tournament against New Mexico at 9 p.m. ET.