PROVIDENCE, R.I. (October 1, 2007) - University of Connecticut senior midfielder Meghan Schnur (Butler, Pa.) has been named BIG EAST offensive player of the week, and junior goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe (Stony Plain, Alberta) has been named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the week by the conference office Monday.
Schnur had a strong weekend of action scoring three goals, including both game winners in the Huskies' 1-0 win over South Florida Friday night and the 5-0 win over Marquette on Sunday. She led the team with nine shots on the weekend, including five on goal. This is her first BIG EAST weekly award. However, she was named BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year in 2006.
Labbe recorded two shutouts over the weekend and hasn't given up a goal in her last 272:34 of action. She made several key saves among her nine total over the weekend. A leaping save of South Florida's Lindsay Brauer in the 24th minute Friday helped keep the game scoreless. Against Marquette Sunday, Labbe helped maintain UConn's 2-0 lead with a diving save off of Shannon Cusick's free kick from 22 yards out. This is Labbe's second BIG EAST weekly award. She was named Goalkeeper of the week on October 16, 2006.
In addition, Brittany Taylor (Campbell Hall, N.Y.) was recognized for her strong defensive efforts by becoming the third Husky in three weeks to be named to the BIG EAST weekly honor roll. She joins Labbe, who was named to the list on September 24, and Karyn Riviere (Guilford, Conn.), who received the honor on September 17.
Connecticut returns to action this Friday when they host Rutgers. Game time is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium and will be broadcast locally on Cox Sports Television.