Sept. 17, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - It's the fourth-straight week a Wildcat appears on the BIG EAST's Weekly Honor Roll as sophomore power forward Leah High was recognized by the conference Monday morning. Despite Villanova's two losses on the road this past weekend, High's offensive efforts shined brightly on the turf.
She scored a goal in the Wildcats' 5-2 loss versus No. 2 Syracuse Friday afternoon. High now has three of Villanova's four goals against the Orange over her two collegiate seasons.
In the 6-4 loss to Kent State on Saturday, High played an integral part in keeping the Wildcats in the game. She netted a pair of goals in a less than two minute span to give the `Cats their only lead of the game. High now has a team-high five goals on the season and along with her two assists, she leads the team with 12 points. Her two-score game Saturday was the second multi-point game for High this season. High's offensive surge in the circle has been tough to slow down as she has tallied a point in four of her last five contests.
The BIG EAST also named Providence's Steph Guglielmo and Henni Tietze, Connecticut's Chloe Hunnable and Louisville's Alyssa Voelmle to the Honor Roll.
Syracuse's Liz McInerney took Offensive Player of the Week and Connecticut's Louisa Boddy was recognized as the Defensive Player of the Week by the conference.
High and the Wildcats hope to earn their third-straight home win this Sunday at noon against BIG EAST opponent No. 5 Connecticut.