Nov. 26, 1997

Notre Dame Women's Soccer Places Seven on All-Region Team

Kate Sobrero is one of seven Notre Dame players on the All-Region team.

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Notre Dame's second-ranked women's soccer team has placed seven players on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All Great Lakes Region teams. Selected to the first team were sophomore goalkeeper LaKeysia Beene, sophomore defender Grubb, senior defender Kate Sobrero, freshman midfielder Anne Makinen and senior midfielder Holly Manthei. Sophomore forward Jenny Streiffer was a second team pick while freshman forward Meotis Erikson was named to the third team.

Five of the 11 players named to the first team came from Notre Dame. The Irish led all three teams with seven players with Minnesota second with five and Northern Illinois and Michigan each with three. Notre Dame is 60-0-2 against current member of the Great Lakes Region since the 1991 season. The all-region selections are now eligible for All-America honors, which will be announced next week at NCAA women's soccer semifinals and final.

Grubb, Sobrero, Manthei and Streiffer were All-America selections in 1996. Notre Dame currently stands at 22-0-1 and faces UCLA in the NCAA championship quarterfinals on Sat., Nov. 29, at 1:00 p.m. at Alumni Field.

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