March 8, 2004
Providence, R.I. – For the second consecutive week, the BIG EAST has honored a Notre Dame women’s lacrosse player. Senior midfielder Meredith Simon (Flemington, N.J.) has been named the BIG EAST co-offensive player of the week for her play in the week ending March 7. She shares the honor with Georgetown’s Sarah Oliphant.
In Notre Dame’s lone game on the week, Simon equaled a personal career high with seven points as she scored four times and set up three others in the 20-7 win over 19th-ranked Cornell at the Loftus Center. Simon also equaled her career-high with four goals in a game. All four goals came unassisted with two in the first half and two in the second half.
Simon’s seven-point game gives her 100-career points in her Notre Dame career with 74 goals and 26 assists in 50 games. She is now ranks fifth all-time in goals (74), is tied for fifth in assists (26) and is fifth in points with 100.
In three games this season, Simon leads the 12th-ranked Irish in scoring with 11 goals and five assists for 16 points. Her 12 ground balls also lead the team in that category. Simon now has a 14-game point-scoring streak that started last season. In those 14 games, she has scored 33 goals with 12 assists for 45 points.
Simon and the 3-0 Irish will put their undefeated record on the line this week with a pair of tough games on their spring break trip to Florida. On Wednesday, March 10, Notre Dame faces second-ranked Duke in a 12:00 noon game at the Disney World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla.
On Sunday, March 14, the Irish face eighth-ranked James Madison in Orlando in another 12:00 noon start.