Oct. 25, 1999
Notre Dame senior women’s soccer players Kara Brown and Jenny Streiffer have been named BIG EAST Conference players of the week. Brown was named defensive player of the week, while Streiffer was named offensive player of the week along with Syracuse’s Jenna Szyluk. Brown's solid play in the back help hold Connecticut to 10 shots in 111 minutes of the double overtime win. She also helped the Irish limit Miami to just two shots. Brown also recorded her seventh and eighth assist of the season with one against both the Huskies and the Hurricanes. The defensive player-of-the-week honor is the second for Brown this season and the third weekly honor in her career. Streiffer also was named offensive player of the week twice as a sophomore in 1997 and was a two-time rookie-of-the-week selection in 1996.
Streiffer scored a hat trick and added an assist for a seven-point performance against Miami on Sunday, the most single-game points by a Notre Dame player in 1999. She opened the scoring with the first of her three goals in the 12th minute to become the fourth player in NCAA history to reach 60 goals and 60 assists in a career. Streiffer joins Notre Dame’s Cindy Daws (1993-96), North Carolina’s Mia Hamm (1989-90, 92-93) and UC Santa Barbara’s Carin Jennings (1983-86) as the only players to score at least 60 goals and assist on at least 60 goals during their careers. With three goals and an assist against Miami, Streiffer upped her career totals to 62 goals and 65 assists for 189 points, tying her with Daws for second most points in Irish history and moving her one point within Gerardo’s record of 190 points.