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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

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7:00 PM
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October 11
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October 18
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