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Sophomore Timo Pitter claimed the Bluejays' first BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week Award on Monday.
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Pitter Claims BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week Honors

NEW YORK - Creighton men's soccer sophomore Timo Pitter claimed Offensive Player of the Week honors from the BIG EAST, the league office announced Monday. Sophomore Eric DeJulio also claimed a spot on the BIG EAST weekly honor roll.

Pitter’s accolade marks the first Offensive Player of the Week honor by any Bluejay this season. Creighton players have notched five Weekly honors from the conference this season including three Defensive Player of the Week laurels as well as one Rookie and one Goalkeeper of the Week award.

The Oberschwarzach, Germany native tallied six points last week en route to the honor. Pitter scored two goals, including the game winner, in a 5-1 victory over DePaul on Saturday. Earlier in the week Pitter assisted on both Bluejay goals in a 2-0 win over Drake. He currently leads the team with seven goals and 18 points this season.

The weekly conference award to Pitter is his first since he claimed Missouri Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors last November. He has appeared on the BIG EAST weekly honor roll for his efforts on three previous times this year in weeks one, two and nine.

The honor roll achievement collected by DeJulio marks his first accolade from the BIG EAST. A Bluejay has claimed a spot on the conference weekly honor roll in seven of ten weeks this season.

DeJulio scored his first goal of the season versus Drake, the second of his career, for the game-winning score. He played all 180 minutes on defense for the Jays. DeJulio and his fellow defenders combined to allow just one goal over two matches last week.

The Bluejays conclude the regular season on the road at Providence on Friday at 1 p.m. CT. A Creighton victory would set up a BIG EAST quarterfinal match at home on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

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