NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame women’s soccer student-athlete Shannon Hendricks was presented the Ray Siegfried Award for Leadership Excellence by the Division of Student Affairs a few weeks ago.
The award is named after the1965 Notre Dame alumnus, a Trustee, a Notre Dame parent, and a generous benefactor of the University, Ray Siegfried, who lost his battle to ALS in 2005. The award is handed out annually to a senior at Notre Dame who exemplifies the qualities for which Notre Dame Trustee Ray Siegfried was known, including leadership, generosity, devotion to the Catholic faith, and affinity for athletics.
Hendricks is the second women’s soccer student-athlete to win the award after Elizabeth Tucker was named the honoree in 2013-14.
The Granger, Ind. native, who minors in catholic social tradition, has started 53 games in her Notre Dame career including each game over the past two seasons. In 2018, she played all 90 minutes in eight games this season, including shutout wins over Stony Brook (1-0, OT) and Pittsburgh (2-0). Hendricks was second among defenders in minutes played with 1,368.
Hendricks will be returning for a fifth-year next season for her final year of eligibility with the Fighting Irish. She will be one of 19 returners from the 2018 squad