March 18, 2014
NEW YORK, N.Y. - University of Connecticut sophomore goalkeeper Shannon Nee (Lancaster, Pa.) has been named the Big East Defensive Player of the Week and sophomore midfielder Katherine Finkelston (Leonardtown, Md.) has been the Big East Offensive Player of the Week, as announced by the conference Tuesday afternoon.
Nee, who was named to the Preseason All-Big East Team in January, was sensational in UConn’s 10-8 win over Oregon last Friday, making 14 saves and recording two groundballs. She stifled a Ducks’ offense that came into the game averaging 16.25 goals a contest, as she earned her third victory of the season.
The UConn goalkeeper stopped four shots and allowed five goals in just over 29 minutes of action Sunday against Fresno State to help UConn defeated the Bulldogs, 19-8, and improve to 4-4 on the season. Nee has 55 saves on the season and sports a 11.41 goals against average for the Huskies, who have pushed their winning streak to three games.
Finkelston, who was named to the conference Honor Roll earlier this season, scored a career-high six goals in UConn’s 10-8 win over Oregon last Friday. She also recorded an assist and a draw control against the Ducks and she tallied two goals against Fresno State on Sunday.
Finkelston’s 20 goals this season lead the Huskies, who pushed their winning streak to three games after Sunday’s victory over the Bulldogs. The UConn midfielder has already eclipsed her goal total (12) from last season, and she is second on the team this year with 26 points.
Connecticut returns to the turf Saturday when it hosts in-state foe Fairfield at a 1 p.m. at the George J. Sherman-Family Sports Complex. UConn holds a 7-4 all-time record against the Stags.
BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week
Katherine Finkelston, Connecticut
BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week
Shannon Nee, Connecticut
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
Courtney Curtis, Cincinnati
Kelsey Conway, Cincinnati
Cortnee Daley, Louisville
Leslee Hefner, Louisville
Amanda Currell, Rutgers