March 25, 2014
NEW YORK, N.Y. - University of Connecticut sophomore goalkeeper Shannon Nee (Lancaster, Pa.) was named the Big East Defensive Player of the Week for the third time this season as announced by the conference Tuesday afternoon.
Nee, who earned the same honor last week, made seven saves and recorded one ground ball in UConn’s 8-7 win over Fairfield on Saturday. The seven goals allowed tied a season-low for Nee and the Huskies (5-4) pushed their winning streak to four games.
The Connecticut goalkeeper has started every game for UConn this season, boasting a 10.09 goals against average. She’s made 58 saves on 164 shots faced and has 17 grounds balls this year, good for the second-highest total on the team.
UConn senior midfielder Kacey Pippitt (New Canaan, Conn.) was named to the conference Honor Roll on Tuesday after scoring two goals and recording four draw controls against Fairfield. She also had an assist against the Stags, and she has scored six goals in her last two contests.
The Huskies return to action on Saturday when they open Big East regular season play on the road against Temple. The game is set to start at 1 p.m. and can be seen live HERE.
BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week
Nikki Boltja, Louisville
BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week
Shannon Nee, Connecticut
Amanda Bochniak, Marquette
Kaylin Morissettte, Louisville
Kacey Pippitt, Connecticut
Lauren Sbrilli, Rutgers
Taylor Young, Cincinnati