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Mater Dei grad again named Big East Player of the Week

Breese native and Mater Dei graduate Brooke Schulte led No. 19 DePaul to three wins and was named the Big East Conference Player of the Week for the second week in a row.
Breese native and Mater Dei graduate Brooke Schulte led No. 19 DePaul to three wins and was named the Big East Conference Player of the Week for the second week in a row. DePaul University Athletic Department

Two-time Belleville News-Democrat girls basketball Player of the Year and Mater Dei Catholic High School graduate Brooke Schulte was named Big East Conference Player of the Week for the second week in a row Wednesday.

The DePaul University senior guard averaged a league-high 24.3 points per game in victories over St. John’s, Butler and Xavier as the No. 19 Blue Demons extended their winning streak to 10 games and remained undefeated (8-0) in Big East play.

Schulte leads the conference with 21.6 points per game.

After 21 points at St. John’s and 24 against Butler, Schulte capped the week with a 28 points and a season-high 11 rebounds against Xavier on Sunday. She added 5 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game over the three outings.

DePaul is back in action Saturday with a 7 p.m. home game against Marquette at McGrath-Phillips Arena.

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