Sept. 5, 2000
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Two Notre Dame women’s soccer players have been honored by the BIG EAST Conference, with freshman forward Amy Warner (Albuquerque, N.M.) earning rookie of the week honors while senior defender Kelly Lindsey (Omaha, Neb.) has been named the BIG EAST defensive player of the week.
Warner erupted for a hat trick in Sunday’s 5-1 win over Providence, using her speed to get through the penalty box area to score Notre Dame’s first two goals before completing the hat trick for a 4-1 lead, on a half-volley off a cross from Anne Makinen.
Lindsey continues to lead the Notre Dame defense from her central fullback position, with the Irish last week allowing just two shots from both Tulsa (which fell to ND, 2-0) and Providence. The veteran member of an Irish defense that is replacing two graduated starters and a three-year starting goalkeeper, Lindsey has logged 73 career games (71 of them starts) and has helped Notre Dame post a 116-6 shot edge through three games in the 2000 season.
The speedy Warner is the first Notre Dame freshman to record a hat trick since Makinen in the 1997 BIG EAST title win over Connnecticut (6-1). Warner recorded the earliest date (Sept. 3) ever for a hat trick by a Notre Dame freshman.