September 22, 2009
BIG EAST HONORS
Salmon goes offensive, McHenry top GK
Rutgers junior midfielder Yannick Salmon was named Big East offensive player of the week while Seton Hall’s Paul McHenry was named the conference's goalkeeper of the week accolades.
Yannick propelled Rutgers to a 2-0-0 record to open Big East competition, scoring scored three goals in two games, including agame-winners in 2-1 victories over Providence Friday and Connecticut Sunday.
Yannick's game-winning goal was scored 8:51 into the second extratime against Providence. He flicked in a shot to the left corner of the goal off a throw-in. Yannicks’ first tally against the Huskies came on a penalty kick, while the second goal was shot from 12-yards out to the lower left corner. This is the first offensive player of the week honor for Rutgers since Tomislav Barisic earned the honor on Oct. 22, 2007.
McHenry led Seton Hall’s charge as the Pirates went 1-0-1 to open conference play. Seton Hall won at Syracuse, 3-1, Friday and followed up with a scoreless draw at No. St. John’s two days later. The senior keeper made a career-high 10 saves at Syracuse. He then recorded his second shutout of theseason and eighth of his career with seven saves at St. John’s. This is McHenry’s first career goalkeeper of the week honor and the first keeper honor for SHU since Ian Joyce won on Sept. 18, 2006.