March 1, 2004
Notre Dame, Ind. – Notre Dame women’s lacrosse goalkeeper, Carol Dixon (Jr., Pennsauken, N.J.) has been selected the BIG EAST Conference Co-defensive player of the week for the week ending February 29, 2004. She shares the honors with Georgetown midfielder Michi Ellers.
The junior, making her first two career starts, helped lead the Irish to wins over California (12-11 in ot) and Stanford (16-5 in the opening week of the 2004 season. Dixon, who served as a back up to former Irish All-American goalkeeper, Jen White, became the first Irish goalkeeper other than White to start a game since the end of the 2000 season..
In Notre Dame’s season opener at California, Dixon made nine saves, including one in overtime in the 12-11 overtime victory. Two days later, versus Stanford, Dixon had nine saves in a 16-5 win over 14th-ranked Stanford.
For the season, Dixon is 2-0 with a 7.62 goals-against average and a .529 save percentage. She played in parts of five games prior to this season for the Irish.
By being selected as the BIG EAST defensive player of the week, Dixon becomes the second consecutive member of her family to receive a BIG EAST weekly award. Her sister, Angela, a 2003 Notre Dame graduate, was the BIG EAST offensive player of the week for the final week of the 2003 season.
Carol Dixon and her teammates open the home schedule this weekend when the Irish play host to the 15th-ranked Cornell Big Red on Sunday, March 7. Game time at the Loftus Indoor Facility is 12:00 noon.