Soccer Players Honored

Sept. 10, 2001

CORAL GABLES, Fla.-Deidre Bass (Coral Springs, Fla.) and Rachel Elsby (Boca Raton, Fla.) led the University of Miami soccer team this week earning BIG EAST conference honors for their efforts.

Bass, a senior defender, was named BIG EAST Defender of the Week. She was instrumental defensively and offensively in Miami’s 3-0 week. She anchored a defense that posted two shutouts and allowed one goal and just 14 shots in wins over Florida Atlantic (3-0), Central Florida (4-1) and No. 20 Florida (1-0).

Bass scored the gamewinner against the Gators to give the Hurricanes their first win over a ranked opponent.

Elsby, a junior goalkeeper, posted two shutouts and allowed just one goal in 270 minutes to lead UM this week. She made 13 saves, including seven in the victory over UF. With the two shutouts, she became UM’s all-time leader with 10.5.

Elsby posted a goal against average of 0.33 and a goalie save percentage of .929 during the week.