Diana Poulin Named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week

Poulin earns second BIG EAST honors of the season after career night against Dartmouth.

Poulin earns second BIG EAST honors of the season after career night against Dartmouth.

Sept. 23, 2013

QUEENS, N.Y. – Officials from the BIG EAST Conference named freshman Diana Poulin the BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week after posting a career-high 14 saves to lead St. John’s to a scoreless draw against Dartmouth on Sunday.

In only her eighth game with the Red Storm, Poulin stepped up early as Dartmouth outshot St. John’s 12-2 in the opening half, but were unable to get past the freshman netminder.

 “Diana was phenomenal. She just has such a presence and such composure at that age,” said head coach Ian Stone following Sunday’s game.

The freshman goalkeeper finished the game only five saves short of tying the program single-game record, set by Sherry Reill on Oct. 15, 1995 against Connecticut. With her second BIG EAST honor of the season, Poulin currently ranks fourth in the nation in both goals-against average (.257) and save percentage (.943).

With the non-conference schedule wrapped up, St. John’s will dive into BIG EAST Conference action this weekend as they host Xavier on Thursday, Sept. 26. The game will be carried live on ESPN 3 with kickoff set for 7 p.m.