Nov. 5, 2001
Notre Dame, Ind. – Freshman Kevin Goldthwaite (Sacramento, Calif.) has been named the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week after scoring two goals and dishing off an assist in victories over IUPUI (4-0) and Syracuse (2-1).
Goldthwaite, who is tied for third in scoring among all Irish players with four goals and five assists (13 points), tallied the game-winning goal in 3:38 into overtime in Notre Dame’s come-from-behind victory over Syracuse. He also had a goal and as assist against IUPUI as he scored the Irish’s second goal of the game at the 56:14 mark of the contest and then assisted on the third Notre Dame score that came at the 63:42 mark.
Goldthwaite has scored three game-winning goals this season and as started seven games. He is one of two freshmen who has played in all 16 contests.
Notre Dame, ranked 20th in the Soccer America poll currently has an overall record of 11-5 and finished the BIG EAST regular season with a 7-3 mark. The seven conference wins represent the most by an Irish team since Notre Dame became a conference member in 1995.
Goldthwaite is the second Irish freshman to earn the league’s rookie-of-the-week honor as goalkeeper Chris Sawyer (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) was recognized with the award on Oct. 15.