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Sept. 29, 1997

Velho Named Big East Defensive Player of the Week

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- University of Notre Dame goalkeeper GREG VELHO (Longwood, FL), who helped the Irish men's soccer team to three straight 1-0 victories last week, has been the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week. VELHO collected 16 saves in victories over Eastern Illinois, Villanova and Rutgers in earning the honor for the second time in his career.

A junior, he has started every minute of every game this season and has yet to yield a goal to a conference opponent in five games. Against both Eastern Illinois and Rutgers, VELHO made a season-high six saves. He has a .84 goals against average this season in 10 outings and a .816 save percentage. VELHO has seven shutouts in 1997 and 20 in his two-plus seasons.

Notre Dame, currently 23rd in the National Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Umbro rankings, is 6-2-2 overall and 4-0-1 in the BIG EAST. The Irish are in first-place in the league regular-season standings.

BIG EAST Regular Season Standings (through games of Sun., Sept 28)
                    BIG EAST    Points  Overall
    NOTRE DAME      4-0-1       9       6-2-2
    St. John's      4-0-0       8       8-0-1
    Georgetown      4-1-0       8       6-3-0
    Seton Hall      4-2-0       8       6-3-0
    Rutgers         3-2-1       7       4-4-1
    Pittsburgh      2-1-3       7       3-1-4
    Villanova       2-1-2       6       3-3-3
    Boston College  2-3-1       5       2-4-2
    Syracuse        2-3-0       4       4-5-0
    Providence      1-5-0       2       2-7-0
    West Virginia   1-5-0       2       3-7-0
    Connecticut     0-6-0       0       2-6-1

Event Calendar

Delta

August 13
8:00 PM
Omaha
Omaha, Neb. (Caniglia Field)
August 16
8:00 PM
Drake
Des Moines, Iowa (Cownie Soccer Complex)
August 21
5:00 PM
Valparaiso
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 25
7:30 PM
San Diego
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 27
2:00 PM
Cal Poly
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 2
7:00 PM
Connecticut
Storrs, Conn. (Morrone Stadium)
September 8
5:00 PM
Boston College
Newton, Mass. (Newton Soccer Field)
September 15
7:30 PM
NC State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 19
7:00 PM
Bowling Green
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 22
7:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Thompson Field)
September 26
7:00 PM
Indiana
Bloomington, Ind. (Armstrong Stadium)
September 29
7:30 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 3
7:00 PM
Northwestern
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 6
7:00 PM
Clemson
Clemson, S.C. (Historic Riggs Field)
October 10
7:00 PM
Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 13
7:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 17
7:30 PM
Akron
Akron, Ohio (FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field)
October 20
7:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 24
7:00 PM
Michigan State
East Lansing, Mich. (DeMartin Soccer Complex)
October 27
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Fetzer Field)
November 1
TBA
ACC Championship First Round
Campus sites
November 5
TBA
ACC Championship Quarterfinal
Campus sites
November 8
TBA
ACC Championship Semifinal
Campus sites
November 12
TBA
ACC Championship Final
Charleston, S.C. (MUSC Health Stadium)
November 16
TBA
NCAA Championship First Round
Campus sites
November 19
TBA
NCAA Championship Round of 32
Campus sites
November 26
TBA
NCAA Championship Round of 16
Campus sites
December 2
TBA
NCAA Championship Quarterfinal
Campus sites
December 8
TBA
NCAA College Cup Semifinal
Philadelphia, Pa. (Talen Energy Stadium)
December 10
TBA
NCAA College Cup Final
Philadelphia, Pa. (Talen Energy Stadium)

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