Sept. 4, 2000

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Goalkeeper Greg Tait (Fayetteville, N.Y.), who posted shutouts in his first two collegiate starts at the UNLV Fila/Snickers Rebel Classic in Las Vegas, Nev., over the weekend, was named the BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week for the first week of the season. The Notre Dame sophomore earns the award for the first time in his career after helping the Irish men’s soccer team to a 1-0-1 record in the two games.

Tait, who played in just three games as a freshman and logged only 35:30 minutes of action, played all 210 minutes of both contests and registered nine saves as Notre Dame won its season opener over New Mexico 2-0 and tied UNLV 0-0 in the second game. He was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament after making five saves against the Lobos and four against UNLV.

The Irish, under first-year head coach Chris Apple, return to action on Wed., Sept. 6 when they host Bradley in the home opener at Alumni Field. Notre Dame plays its BIG EAST opener on Sat., Sept. 9 at 1:00 p.m. at Boston College.