Marshall men’s soccer seniors honored after great tournament play
Himes finishes tournament with 13 total saves
Himes recorded eight saves and Stergiotis scored for the Herd
First round match between Herd and Wildcats set to kickoff at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday
Herd enters the Conference USA Tournament as the sixth seed
2017 Conference USA All-Tournament Team
2017 Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week: October 16th
Games Played/Games Started: 13/11 … Was the leader in the net in senior season for the Herd … Finished with incredible 0.88 goals against average and a .843 save percentage, both tops in Conference USA … Record of 7-5 for the season including three shutouts … Logged 1,125 minutes in net for Marshall … Recorded 59 saves and allowed just 11 goals … averaged 4.54 saves per contest … Had arguably best performance against No. 21 Kentucky (Oct. 14) at home with five saves in the 1-0 shutout victory, Marshall’s first over UK since 2011 … Made two major stops in the final minutes for the win … Had another amazing performance against UK in the Conference USA Tournament (Nov. 8) with eight saves for his third shutout of the season as No. 6 seed Marshall upset No. 3 seed Kentucky … Made back-to-back acrobatic saves and then a third after a corner kick to keep the Wildcats off the scoreboard late in the first half … First start of the season was at Duquesne (Aug. 31) and had four saves in the 3-1 win … Started the next five matches … Exited the match at Northern Kentucky in the 18th minute with an injury … Did not make another appearance until the home date with No. 21 UK (Oct. 14) while recovering from injury … Recorded season and career-high nine saves in 2-1, double overtime victory over UAB (Oct. 28), including a game-saving stop in the second minute of OT that guaranteed Marshall a spot in the C-USA Tournament … Three of his nine saves came in the two extra periods … Recorded six saves in Herd’s 2-0 loss at No. 5 Akron (Nov. 1) … Had five saves in Marshall’s 1-0 semi-final round loss to eventual C-USA Champion Old Dominion (Nov. 10) … Recorded five or more saves seven times.
2016 (Junior): Games Played/Games Started: 6/4 … Logged over 471 minutes in goal in first season with Marshall … Finished with a 1.72 goals against average … Record of 1-4 … First career start came at home against Western Michigan (Aug. 26) and made four saves … First career win came in second start against Detroit (Aug. 28) and recorded one save … Made fourth start of the season versus Charlotte (Nov. 4) and contributed with five saves.
Prior to Marshall:
Played two seasons (2014-15) with Eastern Florida State College … Starter for both seasons … 2014 team reached the regionals finals and in 2015 reached national semi-final … Top five in the country for goals against average … Attended East Lake High School for coach Carlos Rodriguez … Was a starter for all four seasons and played last two years as a striker … Team reached the final four in senior year … Recorded a shutout in the county all-star game.
Born August 19, 1995 … Son of Amy Becker and Mark Pikulski … Has a younger brother Noah Pikulski (16) … Majoring in business management.