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DiSanti Named Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week

Oct. 13, 2008

EASTON, Pa. - Senior Jaclyn DiSanti was named the Patriot League's Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.

DiSanti was part of a fierce defensive effort that limited Columbia to one goal on Wednesday and kept Holy Cross to zero shots and corners for the entire 70 minutes of play on Saturday. Heading into last weekend, the Crusaders averaged 9.5 shots and 4.9 corners per game.

With its third shutout of the season, Lafayette snapped six-game losing streak to Holy Cross, dating back to 2003.

DiSanti also notched her team-high 10th assist (tied for Patriot League best) on Lafayette's only score of the game when she helped classmate Maggie Condon capitalize on a penalty corner. DiSanti is just two assists away from moving up into the top five single-season assist leaders in school history.

DiSanti earned the first weekly nod of her career earlier this season on Sept. 8 after she scored the game winner, notched an assist and made a defensive save in Lafayette's 3-1 victory over Quinnipiac.

A psychology major, DiSanti balances a course load that includes Physiological Psychology, Learning, Personality and Psychology of Gender. She will graduate in May and plans to attend graduate school to eventually pursue a career as a school psychologist.

DiSanti and the rest of the Leopards (9-4, 2-0) will return to the field on Saturday when they take on archrival Lehigh in Bethlehem, Pa., at 7 p.m.