Sept. 13, 1999

Notre Dame senior women?s soccer player Kara Brown (Avon, Conn.) has been named BIG EAST Conference defensive player of the week after helping the Irish shut out St. John?s 4-0 on Sunday. The BIG EAST player-of-the-week award is the first for the Irish in 1999 and the second for Brown in her career after being named rookie of the week as a freshman in 1996.

Brown assisted on the game-winning goal after winning the ball in the backfield and dribbling through the midfield where she served the ball from the right sideline. Meotis Erikson headed in the cross for the game-winning goal in the 11th minute of the game. Defensively, Brown helped the Irish backline hold the Red Storm to just six shots in recording its first shutout of 1999.

Notre Dame returns to action against former Midwestern Collegiate Conference rival Butler at 7:00 p.m. at Alumni Field on Wed., Sept. 15.