Currell Earns Top Defensive Honor For Second Straight Week

Amanda Currell, Rutgers

Amanda Currell, Rutgers

March 4, 2014

BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week
Jaymie Tabor, Temple, Sr., A

Tabor scored six goals for the third time in a game for the Owls, this time helping Temple to a 10-8 win over Oregon in TU’s only game of the week. Tabor completed a hat trick within the first eight minutes of the game, helping the Owls jump out to a 3-1 lead. She scored another goal before halftime and two more during a 4-0 run that helped the Owls build a 9-5 lead, and they would need every goal as the Ducks fought back to within one, 9-8 by the final two minutes. Tabor has 11 goals over three games played this season and ranks second in the BIG EAST with 3.67 goals per game.

BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week
Amanda Currell, Rutgers, R-Fr., GK

Currell recorded 13 saves and a team-high eight groundballs against Delaware to earn her second career win and improve to 2-0 on the season. Both totals were career highs. Currell’s 13 stops were the most by a Scarlet Knight since April 1, 2012, while her eight ground balls were the most by an RU player since April 23, 2007. Currell played 31.46 minutes against No. 19 Princeton on Feb. 26 and made four stops while allowing just four goals.

BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
Meghan Farrell, Georgetown, Sr., A

Farrell led the Hoyas with the hat trick against No. 19/18 Princeton, scoring three goals on four shots on goal. She also added a pair of ground balls.

Faye Brust, Louisville, Jr., A
Brust matched a season best with four goals, going 1-for-2 on free positions attempts, in the upset victory over No. 18 Denver. The Pioneers came into the game with the No. 7 scoring defense in the country. She had a .714 shot-on-goal percentage. Brust had two ground balls and just one turnover.

Hayley Baas, Marquette, So., M
Baas led the Golden Eagles to a 2-1 week with wins over Michigan and Detroit and a loss to No. 4 Northwestern. Baas notched her fourth career hat trick in the loss to the Wildcats and posted her fifth in Sunday’s 15-9 win at Detroit. She also added three ground balls, three draw controls and a career-high four caused turnovers against the Titans. Baas concluded the week’s action with seven goals and one assist for eight points.


 

 

Monica Negron, Louisville, Sr., M
Negron had one ground ball and three draw controls in the upset victory over No. 18 Denver. She helped lead the Cardinals' defense to limiting the Pioneers, who ranked No. 12 in scoring offense, to just seven goals. Denver had just six shots and turned the ball over nine times in the game.

Jaclyn Fraum, Villanova, So., GK
Fraum played 47 minutes in Villanova’s 9-8 loss to No. 20 Navy, making five saves and allowing five goals. Fraum and the Wildcat defensive held the Midshipmen scoreless for the last 15 minutes of the first half. Fraum earned her first collegiate start in a 10-4 win over Bucknell, making seven saves as the Wildcats kept the Bison off the board in the first half.