ACC Women’s Soccer: Notre Dame’s Kaela Little Named ACC Player of the Week

Sophomore goalkeeper played an integral role ND’s 2-0 week

ACC Players of the Week Presented by Havoline

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – Notre Dame sophomore goalkeeper Kaela Little has been named the ACC Women’s Soccer Player of the Week, announced Tuesday by the league.

Little registered a pair of shutouts and made nine saves to help the Fighting Irish upset No. 2/3 Virginia Tech (2-0) and defeat Wake Forest (1-0) on the road.

The Tulsa, Oklahoma, native began the week last Thursday by posting five saves against the previously unbeaten Hokies, who entered the game with Notre Dame having scored 38 goals in their first 10 games. Three days later, she added another four saves at Wake Forest for her sixth shutout of the season. Little ranks second in the ACC in save percentage (.829) and fifth in goals against average (0.68).

Notre Dame, which moved to No. 10 in the latest Soccer America Top 25 released on Tuesday, is one of six ACC teams ranked in the poll and one of four in the Top 10 (No. 2 Florid State, No. 5 Virginia Tech, No. 6 North Carolina, No. 10 Notre Dame, No. 12 Virginia Tech and No. 23 Clemson).