August 27, 2012
BIG EAST HONOR
ND's Hight named Goalkeeper of the Week
PROVIDENCE, RI--- Notre Dame goalkeeper Elyse Hight (Edmond, Okla./Bishop McGuinness) was named the BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week.
Hight did not allow a goal in 164:04 of action last week, making five saves in a solo shutout of Tulsa, and then three saves in the first 74:04 of the win over East Carolina. Hight also posted her first career win and solo clean sheet at Tulsa (two hours northeast of her hometown), becoming the first Fighting Irish rookie netminder to register a solo shutout since Aug. 22, 2006, when Kelsey Lysander blanked Iowa State, 9-0 at old Alumni Field.
Hight is the first Notre Dame freshman to earn BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week honors since Sept. 23, 2002, when Erika Bohn claimed the award. Hight also is the first Fighting Irish player from any class chosen as BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week since Sept. 6, 2010, when Nikki Weiss garnered the second of her two citations that season.
Junior midfielder/tri-captain Elizabeth Tucker (Jacksonville, Fla./Bishop Kenny), also played her way into a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll. Tucker netted both goals in the win at Tulsa, becoming the first Fighting Irish player since 2004 (Amanda Cinalli) to score Notre Dameís first two goals of the season. It also was Tuckerís third career multi-goal match, and first since Nov. 26, 2010, when she posted a brace at Oklahoma State in the NCAA Championship quarterfinals, helping the Fighting Irish to a 2-0 win during a successful run to the programís third NCAA national championship.