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Schaefer Tabbed BIG EAST Defensive Player of Week for 2nd Time This Season

September 24, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Schaefer is the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for the third time in her career.

Schaefer is the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for the third time in her career.

BIG EAST Release

Junior goalkeeper Allison Schaefer has been named the BIG EAST Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week for a second time this season, announced by the conference on Monday afternoon in its weekly awards.

Schaefer led Liberty to a pair of road wins at Villanova and Lafayette, last week. The Millersville, Pa., native posted a 2-0 record, 10 saves, a .909 save percentage and a 0.50 goals-against-average in those two contests. Schaefer is now the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for the third time in her career.

Last Friday at Villanova, she recorded a three-save shutout in the Lady Flames' 4-0 win over the Wildcats. On Sunday versus Lafayette, the junior made seven saves and kept the Leopards off the scoreboard until they scored on a penalty corner at the end of the game. Up until that point, Schaefer had gone over 180 minutes spanning parts of three games without surrendering a goal.

Schaefer is enjoying a very successful junior season in which she has a 6-2 record, 1.46 goals-against-average (No. 21 in country), a .750 save percentage (No. 20 in country) and 33 saves in eight matches.

In addition to Schaefer's accolade, Lady Flames senior Agueda Moroni was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Monday as well. Moroni, already a two-time BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week and national offensive player of the week, scored four goals and added two assists combined against Villanova and Lafayette.

The native of Argentina recorded her third career hat trick on Sunday at Lafayette and is currently No. 2 in the nation in goals per game (1.75) and points per game (4.25). Moroni leads the BIG EAST in goals (14) and points (34) and is tied for second in assists (6).

The 19th-ranked Lady Flames (6-2, 1-0 BIG EAST) will return to their home turf tomorrow for a home match against the Temple Owls (2-6, 0-1 BIG EAST) at 1 p.m.