September 3, 2012
WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Notre Dame Gk Elyse Hight
Notre Dame freshman goalkeeper Elyse Hight has been selected as the Chicagoland Soccer News Womenís College Player of the Week for the week ending September 2.
Hight went the distance and made three saves as the Irish women defeated No. 24/16 Santa Clara, 2-1 on Friday night in the adidas Invitational opener for both teams before a crowd of 1,271 fans at Alumni Stadium. On Sunday, Hight registered a season-high seven saves as the Irish were outshot 18-3 in a narrow 1-0 loss to powerhouse North Carolina.
On Sunday, Hightís heroics started in the 20th minute, when she soared to tip a shot by tournament Offensive MVP Summer Green over the bar. In the 58th, she picked off Alyssa Richís right-footed side volley, and with seven minutes left on the clock, she won a 1v1 battle with UNCís Ranee Premji.
Chicagoland Soccer News Women's College Player of the Week
Week ending August 19: Lisa Nouanesengsy, Indiana Hoosiers
Week ending August 26: Elizabeth Tucker, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Week ending September 2: Elyse Hight, Notre Dame Fighting Irish