Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Eclipse's Dalton earns Big Ten GK of Year; Forbes takes Horizon GK honor

Wisconsin's Michele Dalton (left) and
UW-Milwaukee's Jamie Forbes
Eclipse Select Communications

CHICAGO -- Two Eclipse Select Soccer Club alumni earned top goalkeeper accolades in their respective conferences this week.

On Tuesday, Wisconsin senior Michele Dalton (Mount Prospect, Ill./John Hersey) was named Big Ten Conference Goalkeeper of the Year. And on Monday, Wisconsin-Milwaukee junior Jamie Forbes (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles North) earned Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year and was named Co-Defensive Player of the Year, sharing that honor with Detroit's Alexandra Suschak.

Dalton also was included on the All-Big Ten First Team, becoming only the third Badger in the program's history to accomplish the feat, joining Julie Johnson (1996) and Ursula McKnight (1994). Dalton has played every minute in goal for Wisconsin this year. She is tied for second in the Big Ten with six shutouts, and is fourth in goals against average (0.91), save percentage (.825) and saves (85).

Forbes, an All-Horizon League First Team goalkeeper, has started in 17 of the Panthers' 18 games this season. Forbes has posted a 0.64 goals against average, a .851 save percentage and nine shutouts -- all top marks among Horizon League goalkeepers. During conference play, Forbes allowed only two goals in approximately 620 minutes for a 0.29 goals allowed average.

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