PISCATAWAY, NJ – Sophomore Kim Brandao (Rahway, NJ) has been named to the Soccerbuzz Elite National Team of the Week for the period of Oct. 13-19.
Brandao, a back and this week’s BIG EAST Conference Defensive Player of the Week, scored her first collegiate goal to lift Rutgers to a 1-0 victory at Virginia Tech Oct. 19. She also helped the Scarlet Knights post a pair of shutouts in two wins last week, as RU’s two opponents averaged just 5.5 shots per match.
This marks the second time this season that a Scarlet Knight has been honored by Soccerbuzz. Junior Carli Lloyd (Delran, NJ) was named to the Elite National Team of the Week Sept. 2.
Rutgers (9-4-4, 2-1-1 BIG EAST), under the direction of fourth-year head coach Glenn Crooks, will host No. 2 Notre Dame Friday, Oct. 24, at 7:00 p.m. RU will celebrate Senior Day Sunday, Oct. 26, when the Scarlet Knights wrap up the regular season against Georgetown at 1:00 p.m.