Sept. 23, 2013
STORRS, Conn. – Sophomore defender Roisin Upton has been selected as the Big East Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts in leading the No. 3 University of Connecticut field hockey team to a 2-0 week, as announced by the conference on Monday. This marks the second time in four weeks that a Husky has earned Defensive Player of the Week honors.
UConn leads the league, and is fourth nationally, with a .82 goals against average.
Upton anchored a UConn defense that allowed only one goal on only six shots this week. Upton and the UConn defense defeated No. 7 UMass 4-1 on Wednesday and shut out Rutgers 2-0 on Sunday. For the season, the UConn defense is holding the opposition to a meager .86 goals against average and has allowed only six goals in seven games.
Sunday marked the team's third shutout of 2013. Upton, who is integral during UConn's penalty corner opportunities, also scored one goal and added an assist last week.
The Huskies return home next weekend for a pair of games in Storrs. UConn will take on Villanova on Saturday at 12 p.m. and Princeton on Sunday at 2 p.m. All action takes place at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex.