To say Notre Dame freshman Hannah Hidalgo is off to a fantastic start would be a huge understatement. She looked phenomenal in the Irish’s first game of the season and hasn’t looked back. Now, the ACC has rewarded her with both ACC Player and Freshman of the Week honors for her stellar play against Northwestern and Illinois over the past week.
Brianna turner is the only other Irish player to sweep both awards, doing so in January 2015. Hidalgo already is on her way to joining Turner among the plethora of Irish legends. She’s the ACC’s top scorer at 25.5 points a game, and she leads the nation in steals at 6.8 a game. The 27 steals she has accumulated through her first four games are the most in that span for any Division I player over the past 25 years.
While it is very early in her collegiate career, all signs point to Hidalgo keeping this incredible pace going. The Irish will be worth watching for her alone.
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