Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Eclipse Select alumni: Wisconsin GK Dalton again earns Big Ten honors
CHICAGO -- University of Wisconsin senior goalkeeper and Eclipse Select alumna Michele Dalton (Mount Prospect, Ill./John Hersey) was named co-Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Monday following her nine-save 2-0 shutout victory over Indiana on Sunday at McClimon Soccer Complex in Madison, Wis.
Dalton shares the honor with Illinois goalkeeper Steph Manozzo. Dalton's efforts helped the Badgers clinch a spot in the 2011 Big Ten Tournament. The big highlight for Dalton came in the 58th minute when she stopped an Orianica Velasquez penalty kick to maintain the clean sheet.
"She believes she is going to make a difference in the game," Wisconsin head coach Paula Wilkins said. "She made it in the first half with the save toward the near post and she did it on the PK to keep the game at 1-0. Give huge credit to a senior who feels desperate at the end of the season and wants to make an impression."
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