ST. LOUIS (Nov. 5) - Creighton men's soccer freshman Timo Pitter claimed Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Offensive Player of the Week honors for his efforts in the Bluejays' 2-1 win over Evansville last weekend, the league announced Monday.
Pitter's conference accolade is the first of his young career. The MVC has recognized Creighton players with weekly awards on six occasions this season including a laurel in each of the past four weeks.
The freshman from Oberschwarzach, Germany, scored his team-leading eighth goal of the season to lead Creighton to a 2-1 victory at Evansville Saturday and help the Jays clinch an outright MVC regular season title and the top seed in the Valley tournament.
Pitter currently leads the MVC in shots, is tied for first in points and ranks second in goals this year. He has scored five goals in the past five matches for the Jays. Pitter's goal gave him 18 points on the season to lead the Creighton stat sheet. His eight goals are the most by any CU true freshman since 2005.
He is also ranked nationally in the top 100 in three NCAA statistical categories updated on Nov. 5. Pitter stands No. 61 in the country with eight total goals. He is No. 82 nationwide at 0.44 goals per game and ranks No. 92 with 18 total points in 2012.
The Bluejays extended their season-best win streak to eight matches last weekend after finishing the month of October undefeated at 7-0. CU is also unbeaten in its last nine contests with an 8-0-1 mark.
Creighton travels to Peoria, Ill., this week for the 2012 MVC Tournament hosted by Bradley. CU will face the winner of No. 5 seed Drake or No. 4 seed Evansville in a semifinal slated for 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9.