Cornelius, Whitmer named NFHCA August Scholastic Player of the Month
GENEVA, N.Y. — Paige Cornelius, a junior midfielder from New Albany High School in New Albany, Ohio, and Erin Whitmer, a senior goalkeeper from Highlands Latin School in Louisville, Kentucky, have been named the August Scholastic Players of the Month.
Cornelius started the season strong having amassed 17 points on seven goals and three assists across three games played during the month of August. The midfielder registered four of the goals in just one game. In August, Cornelius buried the game-winning goal in an overtime victory vs Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame.
Whitmer registered five shutouts in eight games played during the month of August. The goalkeeper currently holds a .882 save percentage. Whitmer led her team to win the 50th Anniversary of the Sacred Heart Apple Tournament Varsity B Bracket. During the tournament, Whitmer helped her team win 5 back-to-back games, four of which were shutouts. Only one goal was scored on Whitmer throughout the tournament. Whitmer’s performance earned her a spot on the All-Tournament team and was awarded Apple Tournament MVP.