September 28, 1998

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Notre Dame junior forward Jenny Heft and junior defender Jen Grubb were named BIG EAST players of the week on Monday. Heft was named offensive player of the second time this season, while Grubb was named defensive player of the week for the third time in four weeks.

Heft scored four of Notre Dame six goals this weekend, including a hat trick in the 3-0 win over 25th-ranked Wake Forest on Sunday, the third hat trick of her career. Heft also scored the second goal of the game against Indiana on Friday. For the season, Heft has scored 12 goals in nine games in ’98. Heft was named to the all-tournament team of the KeyBank Soccer Classic.

Grubb upped her team-leading assist total to nine with three more assists this weekend to bring her average to one assist per game (she entered the week 13th in the country with 0.86 per game). She assisted on Notre Dame’s game-winning goal against Indiana on Friday night and added another assist on the final goal of the game. Grubb added another assist against 25th-ranked Wake Forest. Grubb also helped the Irish record their fourth straight shutout and seventh of the season. For her performances this weekend, she was named defensive MVP of the KeyBank Soccer Classic.