OMAHA, Neb. –Creighton men’s soccer freshman goalkeeperNathan Schnurearned BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week honors, the league announced on Monday afternoon.
Schnur recorded the victory during his Bluejay debut on Saturday evening as Creighton opened the 2021 spring season with a 2-1 double-overtime win at Marquette to notch three points in the Midwest Division league standings.
The freshman made two saves and played all 105 minutes. Schnur became the second Creighton freshman goalkeeper in the past three seasons to tally a victory in the season opener (Paul Kruse, 2018 vs. No. 11 Clemson).
The Evergreen, Colorado native spent two seasons as captain of the Barca Academy in Casa Grande, Arizona and helped lead his club to the 2018-19 USSDA Western Conference champions as well as the 2017-18 Arizona State championship.
Jake Ronneberg earned a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor. The Bluejay sophomore scored the golden goal during the 105th minute of Creighton’s double-overtime win over Marquette on Saturday. Ronneberg had three shot attempts during 91 minutes of action.
The Bluejays will return to the pitch for an exhibition match on Wednesday against Central Methodist at 3 p.m. at the Omaha Sports Complex. Creighton’s next regular-season match is scheduled for Saturday against Nebraska-Omaha at Caniglia Field. Kickoff between the Bluejays and Mavericks is scheduled for 2 p.m.
BIG EAST Men’s Soccer Honors (Feb. 22)
BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week
Christopher Roman, Providence, Jr., M (Glastonbury, Conn.)
Providence junior midfielder Christopher Roman had three points in a 4-0 victory over in-state rival Rhode Island on Saturday. Roman scored his second career goal, in the 62nd minute of action, putting the Friars ahead 3-0. He also assisted the eventual game-winning goal, at 53:00 on the clock. Roman’s goal was the only shot he took for the outing.
BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week
Felix Metzler, Connecticut, Jr., M (Frankfurt, Germany)
UConn junior midfielder Felix Metzler produced on both sides of the pitch for the Huskies in a 3-0 victory over Sacred Heart. Metzler played all 90 minutes of action and helped anchor a defense that held Sacred Heart to just four shot attempts. Offensively, Metzler scored the second of three goals, as he drilled a straight-line shot into the back of the cage. His goal was scored in the 59th minute.
BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week
Nathan Schnur, Creighton, Fr. (Evergreen, Co.)
BIG EAST Freshman of the Week
Jake Barrett, Seton Hall, Fr., D
Seton Hall rookie Jake Barrett played all 90 minutes to help anchor a Pirate defense to a 1-0 win over La Salle. He also contributed offensively as the lone goal, the game-winner, scored in the seventh minute. La Salle was limited to five shots on goal. The Pirates played the last 43 minutes down a player. Barrett started and played 78 minutes of Seton Hall’s 3-3 draw at New Jersey Institute of Technology.
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
Jake Ronneberg, Creighton, So., M
Drew Nuelle, DePaul, RS-Sr., GK
Chandler Hallwood, Marquette, RS-So., GK
Tani Oluwaseyi, St. John’s, Jr., F/M
Karsen Henderlong, Xavier, So., F