Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Eclipse Select alumna Forbes nets Horizon League Player of the Week

Eclipse Select alumna Jamie Forbes
Eclipse Select Communications

CHICAGO -- Eclipse Select Soccer Club alumna and junior goalkeeper Jamie Forbes (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles North High School) made a whopping 11 saves as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee defeated the University of Minnesota, 1-0, on Sunday at the Minnesota Gold Classic at Lyle Robbie Stadium in St. Paul, Minn.

For her efforts, which included a four-save performance in a 2-0 win against Iowa State on Friday, Forbes was named Horizon League Player of the Week on Monday. Forbes also was named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week for Week 3.

Forbes has played in every minute of the 2011 season, posting a 6-0 record, four shutouts and a 0.67 goals against average. Forbes' 11-save effort ties for 14th among the Wisconsin-Milwaukee record books for most saves in a match.

"I thought Jamie Forbes was up to the task when she was called on," Milwaukee head coach Michael Moynihan said following Sunday's match. "She played fantastic. She was a real force back there with a great presence and made some big stops."

The Panthers' 6-0 start ties a program-best record, and they will be in the national spotlight this Wednesday when they host Marquette University at Engelmann Stadium. The match kicks off at 7 p.m. and is televised on Fox Soccer's NSCAA Game of the Week. Forbes is expected to make her seventh start.

Read about Eclipse Select's other alumni news, including Libertyville native Jessica Price's ACC Player of the Week performance for Florida State, at EclipseSelect.org.

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