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Morris Named Big Ten's First Star

Nov. 14, 2017

By Dan Colleran

— Notre Dame goaltender Cale Morris was named the Big Ten’s First Star of the Week the conference announced on Tuesday morning (Nov. 14).

Morris led the Irish to a weekend home sweep of Penn State. He started both games and played all 120:00 minutes, posting a 2-0-0 record to go along with a 1.50 goals-against average and an impressive .961 save percentage.

In game one of the series (Nov. 10), Morris totaled a career-high 40 saves. Then in Notre Dame’s 1-0 win in game two (Nov. 11), Morris turned aside all 33 shots he faced to post his first career shutout as he became the first goaltender to blank Penn State this season.

It marks the second consecutive weekly Big Ten award for Morris, who is now 7-1-0 on the year with a .935 save percentage and a 2.05 goals against average. His .935 save percentage ranks seventh in the country and first in the Big Ten.

Morris and the fourth-ranked Fighting Irish close out their non-conference schedule with a two-game series at RPI this weekend (Nov. 17-18). Both games are scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET.

Notre Dame’s 2017-18 B1G Stars of the Week

Jake Evans: Second Star (Oct. 10), Third Star (Oct. 31)

Jordan Gross: Third Star (Oct. 10)

Cale Morris: Second Star (Nov. 7), First Star (Nov. 14)

Big Ten Stars of the Week — Nov. 14

First Star: Cale Morris, Notre Dame

Second Star: Tony Calderone, Michigan

Third Star: Mitchell Lewandowski, Michigan State

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Dan Colleran, associate athletics communications director at the University of Notre Dame, has been a part of Fighting Irish Media since August 2015 and coordinates all media and publicity efforts surrounding the Notre Dame hockey and golf programs. A native of Walpole, Massachusetts, Colleran spent the previous three years working with the men’s hockey and soccer programs at Providence College. Colleran also spent two years as an Assistant Executive Director of Communications & Championships at the Ivy League and is a graduate of Providence College (’06 & ’08G).