April 29, 2014
NEW YORK, N.Y. - University of Connecticut senior midfielder Kacey Pippitt (New Canaan, Conn.) was named the Big East Offensive Player of the Week as announced by the conference Tuesday afternoon.
Pippitt, who scored a career-high six goals in her final game ever at Storrs last Saturday against Villanova, earns the award for the first time this season. Her six goals in UConn’s win over the Wildcats tied a season-high for a Connecticut player this season, and marked the ninth time the UConn midfielder has scored multiple goals in a game in 2014.
Pippitt finished the regular season third on the team in points (40) and in goals (29), and her 11 assists on the year also ranked third. Her biggest impact this season has come on the draw, as the senior leads the team with 54 draw controls, which also rank second in the Big East this year. Pippitt was named to the Preseason All-Big East team back in January and she was one of three Huskies to record at least 60 shots this year.
UConn returns to action on Thursday when it faces Georgetown in the semifinals of the Big East Championship. The Huskies will look to avenge an 11-10 loss earlier this season to the Hoyas and earn their first postseason win in program history.
Big East Offensive Player of the Week
UConn midfielder Kacey Pippitt
Big East Defensive Player of the Week
Marquette goalkeeper Sarah Priem
Louisville attacker Faye Brust
Rutgers midfielder Lauren Sbrilli
Rutgers attacker Kim Kolodny
Georgetown defender Adrianne Devine
Louisville midfielder Monica Negron