SHUPirates.com Athlete of the Week (September 8, 2009)
Nicki Gross, Women's Soccer
Junior midfielder Nicki Gross earned BIG EAST Player of the Week honors after tallying four goals and one assist for a nine point effort in the Pirates three victories last week. On Aug. 31, the first-year captain scored the game-tying goal in the 60th minute, picked up an assist on the game-winning goal by sophomore Ashley Beamish, and added an insurance goal two minutes later in the 79th minute to lead the Pirates to a 4-2 victory over Fairfield. On Sept. 6, Gross scored her third goal of the week in the ninth minute - the eventual game-winner - and her fourth goal in the 64th minute as the Hall defeated Fordham, 4-1.