Sept. 22, 1997
Anne Makinen Named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week
Notre Dame freshman midfielder Anne Makinen has been named
BIG EAST offensive player of the week after scoring three goals and an assist
this weekend against No. 1 North Carolina and No. 5 Duke. She was named
offensive MVP of the adidas/Lady Footlocker Classic for her performances this
weekend. She joins Jenny Streiffer who has also been named BIG EAST player of
the week earlier in the season.
Against North Carolina, she connected on a free kick from 25 yards to put the
Irish up 1-0. Later in the game, with the Tar Heels up 2-1, Makinen chipped a
perfect pass to Jenny Heft to assist on the tying goal in the 2-2 tie. In
Sunday's game against Duke, she added two more goals both from long range. For
the season, she has five goals and two assists.
The second-ranked Irish return to the field when they travel to Rutgers and
Villanova for a pair of BIG EAST road games this weekend. With a 7-0-1 record
overall and 3-0-0 in the BIG EAST, Notre Dame is looking to remain unbeaten in
BIG EAST games this weekend.