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A popular notion in college athletics suggests that players who have great freshman seasons often succumb to the "sophomore jinx."

Not Jessica Eenigenburg.

The second-year forward has scored 21 goals through nine games and was named the NCCAA's student-athlete of the week for September 8-14 after leading the Trolls to three consecutive wins by booting seven goals. She sparked a road upset over regionally ranked Cornerstone University (Mich.) by tallying both goals of Trinity's 2-1 nail-biter, and followed that by outscoring St. Ambrose University (Iowa) 4-1 as the Trolls won by that same score.

"My talents are best used for scoring from the top of the lineup," said Eenigenburg, a Cedar Lake, Indiana, native who is the College's all-time leading women's goal scorer. "My teammates help create opportunities for me to put the ball in the net. Without their great passes, my play wouldn't be as good."

Eenigenburg, who beat goalies 22 times in 2002, ranks second in the NCCAA in goals scored this season. The Trolls are 7-2, one victory shy of the school record for wins set last year.

"We are off to a great start, and we're still learning how to work together," she said. "The encouragement and teamwork is astounding, and our coaches push us to play hard for 90 minutes. We have the talent to do wonderful things this year. When we play hard and play together, we win games, and it feels great."

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