Oct. 26, 2009
Louisville, Ky. -
Louisville's Phil Edginton and Colin Rolfe earned BIG EAST Player of the Week honors the league announced on Monday afternoon. Edginton was named Defender of the Week for the third time this season while Rolfe earned his first BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honor. Rolfe was also named to the College Soccer News Team of the Week. Cardinal keeper Andre Boudreaux was named to the Top Drawer Soccer team of the week after a school record 11th shutout of the season.
Edginton helped the Cardinals to back-to-back shutouts. Against No. 25 Indiana, he helped Louisville hold Indiana scoreless for just the third time this season. The Hoosiers had just two shots in the first half and finished the game with just eight shots, and three on goal. The senior then helped the Cardinals to a school-record 12th shutout against Rutgers. The Cardinal defense held the Scarlet Knights to two shots on goal in the first half, also collecting a team save. RU was held without a shot on goal in the second half and to just one shot in the half.
Rolfe finished the week with three goals for six points. Rolfe scored two goals for his first multiple-goal game in the Cards' victory over Indiana. The sophomore netted scores in the 13th and 56th minutes. In the win over Rutgers, Rolfe connected on a cross from the right side of the box, tapping in the goal just past the outstretched arms of the Scarlet Knight keeper. He was also named to the College Soccer News Team of the Week for his efforts.
Boudreaux finished the week with back-to-back shutouts. His 11th shutout of the season against Rutgers set a new school record. Boudreaux finished the week with a 0.00 goals against average. Boudreaux had three saves against No. 25 Indiana, including two in the second half when the Hoosiers were pressuring the Cardinals. It was just the third time Indiana was held scoreless this season. Boudreaux was challenged once against Rutgers, punching out the ball early in the first half.