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Meghan Curtin Named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week

Meghan Curtin's 15 saves marked a career high

April 23, 2012

EASTON, Pa. - Lafayette women’s lacrosse goalkeeper Meghan Curtin has been selected as the Patriot League’s Defensive Player of the Week on the heels of her effort against Holy Cross this past Saturday. Curtin wins the award for the first time in her career and is the first Lafayette player to win the honor since senior teammate Lauren Curley in 2009.

“Meg has been consistently good for us, especially through the second half of the season,” head coach Alison Fisher said. “She is very composed in the cage and she plays her angles very well, making her tough to shoot against. She had one of her best games ever on Saturday and I'm so excited for her that the conference recognized her as the Defensive Player of the Week.”

Curtin’s career-high 15 stops against Holy Cross kept Lafayette in the game as the Leopards Patriot League tournament hopes hung in the balance. Curtin stopped 15-of-23 shots on goal (65.2 percent), posting seven saves in the first half and eight after intermission, while limiting the Crusaders’ attack to 2-of-8 on eight-meter attempts.

The weekly award is the seventh individual recognition of the season for Lafayette after Ana White claimed five Midfield Player of the Week honors and Addie Godfrey was selected Offensive Player of the Week on Feb. 20.