Senior goalkeeper Erin Goodman led Notre Dame was named the BIG EAST Championship's most outstanding player after leading the Irish to the 2009 championship with nine saves in the 12-10 win over Georgetown.

Erin Goodman Named BIG EAST Defensive Player Of The Week

March 2, 2009

Notre Dame, Ind. – Notre Dame women’s lacrosse’s senior goalkeeper Erin Goodman (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) has been selected as the BIG EAST defensive player of the week for the week ending March 1, 2009.

In the lone game on the week for the Irish, Goodman made 13 saves while giving up seven goals in 52:55 minutes as 12th-ranked Notre Dame defeated 16th-ranked Stanford, 17-8, at the Loftus Sports Center on Sat., Feb. 28. Goodman made six saves in the first half as the Irish built a 9-3 lead. She followed that up with seven saves in the second half before giving way to junior Amy Winik (Freehold, N.J.) who played the final 7:05 of the game.

For Goodman, the game was her 40th consecutive start and her 26th career win since the start of the 2007 season. Through the first four games of the season, she is 3-1 with an 11.46 goals against average and a .440 save percentage. Her 8.25 saves per game rank her fourth among BIG EAST goalkeepers in that category.

Notre Dame returns to action this Sat., March 7 when the Irish travel to Hanover, N.H. to face the Big Green of Dartmouth in a 12:00 noon game. This will be the first time that Notre Dame has faced Dartmouth since falling to them in the 2006 NCAA semifinal game at Boston University.