Sept. 7, 1998
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Junior forward Jenny Heft (Germantown, Wis.) scored five goals in Notre Dame’s two BIG EAST womens soccer wins last week, including both game-winning goals, to earn BIG EAST offensive player of the week honors. Heft had a hat trick against West Virginia and two goals against Pittsburgh. For the week, Heft scored on five of 14 shots for a .357 shooting percentage. She earns the honor for the second time in her career.
Junior defender Jen Grubb (Hoffman Estates, Ill.) was named BIG EAST defensive player of the week after recording four assists in Notre Dame’s three wins, including three against Pittsburgh. She led the Irish defense which held the opposition to just 10 shots in three games and held West Virginia without a shot in the first half and Pittsburgh without a shot in the second half. Grubb earns the honor for the third time in her career.
The second-ranked Irish opened their season last week with a 4-0 win at Michigan State and a 7-0 win over West Virginia and 9-1 win over Pittsburgh at Alumni Field. Notre Dame returns to action at the Carolina Classic in Chapel Hill, N.C., this weekend with games against 10th-ranked Duke on Fri., Sept. 11 and top-ranked North Carolina on Sun., Sept. 13.