Nov. 9, 2004
Senior central defender Christopher High (Camarillo, Calif.) has been named to the CoSIDA District V Academic All-District Team and will move on to the national ballot and consideration for Academic All-America honors.
High has played a key role in Notre Dame’s defensive dominance this season, starting all 18 matches for the seventh-ranked Irish this season. He has helped the Irish defensive unit shutout 12 of its opponents and the team currently leads the nation in goals-against average (0.37).
In addition, High has scored the first two goals of his career in 2004. His goal against Evansville early in the season helped Notre Dame to a 2-1 victory, while his header vs. Pittsburgh ended up part of a 3-0 Irish win.
High also was a key factor in Notre Dame’s late-season surge to the BIG EAST Championship in 2003. As a late-season injury substitution, High helped Notre Dame post three consecutive shutouts during the BIG EAST Championship and eventually end up advancing to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Championship for the first time in school history.
A finance major in the Mendoza College of Business, High is set to graduate in May of 2005 and boasts a 3.21 grade-point average.
He and his Irish teammates are waiting to find out their spot in the NCAA Championship field, as the announcement is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 15, at 4:30 p.m. on ESPNews.
2004 CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
Men’s Soccer – University Division
Dan Broxup, Jr., Evansville, 3.45 GPA, Literature and History
Jed Hohlbein, Sr., Wisconsin, 3.21 GPA, Geography
Antou Jallow, Sr., UW-Milwaukee, 3.83 GPA, Marketing
Adam Ben-Zikri, Jr., UW-Green Bay, 3.92 GPA, Business Administration
Danny O’Rourke, Sr., Indiana, 3.47 GPA, Biochemistry
Andrew Pancio, Sr., Butler, 3.74 GPA, Finance
Khaled El-Ahmad, Sr., WU-Milwaukee, 3.51 GPA, Marketing
Christopher High, Sr., Notre Dame, 3.21 GPA, Finance
Jaro Pylypczak, Jr., Northwestern, 3.42 GPA, Philosophy
Patrick Reilly, Jr., Butler, 3.82 GPA, History
Chris Dunsheath, Jr., Bradley, 3.74 GPA, Accounting/Economics