Oct. 11, 2010
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame women’s soccer senior forward/midfielder Rose Augustin (Silver Lake, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit) has received two weekly awards in recognition for her play in two Fighting Irish victories last weekend. On Monday, the veteran striker was selected to the 11-player Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week, in addition to being named the BIG EAST Conference Offensive Player of the Week. It’s the first time in Augustin’s career she has received either award.
This marks the third consecutive week that a Fighting Irish player has both earned a place on the Top Drawer Soccer team and also garnered the BIG EAST’s top weekly offensive award, with junior forward Melissa Henderson (Garland, Texas/Berkner) collecting both accolades the previous two weeks as well as the Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the Week citation last week.
What’s more, Notre Dame players have been named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week six times in the eight weeks the team has been announced this season, including each of the past four weeks. Prior to Henderson’s dual honors, freshman midfielder Elizabeth Tucker (Jacksonville, Fla./Bishop Kenny) made the Top Drawer Soccer team on Sept. 20, and junior defender/co-captain Jessica Schuveiller (Plano, Texas/Plano West) has been a two-time honoree this year with awards on Aug. 23 and Sept. 6.
Augustin had a hand in all five Notre Dame goals last weekend, scoring twice and dishing out three assists as the Fighting Irish defeated BIG EAST foes Seton Hall (2-1) and Rutgers (3-2) at Alumni Stadium. Against SHU, Augustin opened the scoring just 1:21 into the match, then assisted on Henderson’s vital insurance goal in the 58th minute. Two days later against Rutgers, Augustin posted a goal and two assists, again scoring the opening goal and then assisting on goals by Henderson and senior forward/midfielder Erica Iantorno (Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale) in a span of 1:57 midway through the second half that gave the Fighting Irish the lead for good.
For the season, Augustin currently ranks among the top five in the BIG EAST in points (22 – 3rd), points per match (1.57 – 3rd), goals (8 – tie/4th), goals per match (0.57 – 4th), assists (6 – tie/5th) and assists per match (0.43 – 5th). During conference play, she is tied for the BIG EAST lead in assists (5) and assists per match (0.71), while ranking second in points (13) and points per match (1.86), and tying for fifth in goals (4) and goals per match (0.57).
No. 5 Notre Dame (13-1, 7-0 BIG EAST), which clinched a spot in the BIG EAST Championship with last weekend’s win over Rutgers, will embark on a four-match road trip to end the regular season, beginning at 4:30 p.m. (ET) Friday when it takes on Connecticut at Morrone Stadium in Storrs, Conn. The Fighting Irish will remain in New England on Sunday, closing out the weekend with a 1 p.m. (ET) match against Providence at Glay Field in Providence, R.I.
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