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
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.
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