April 22, 2014
NEW YORK, N.Y. - University of Connecticut sophomore midfielder Shannon Nee (Lancaster, Pa.) has earned Big East Defensive Player of the Week honors for the fourth time this season as announced by the conference Tuesday afternoon.
Nee, who has started every game this season, had solid outings in both of UConn’s conference games last week. She turned away 12 shots against No. 18 Louisville last Thursday, as she finished a contest with at least 10 saves for the fourth time this season. The 12 saves were also the highest total against a conference opponent this year, and Nee allowed just four goals in 30 minutes of action in Connecticut’s 17-6 win over Cincinnati last Saturday to earn her ninth win of the year.
The UConn keeper sports a 10.22 goals against average this season for the Huskies, who are second in the conference in that defensive category. She has saved 103 of the 284 shots she’s faced in 2014, good for a .450 save percentage, and she also recorded three ground balls against the Cardinals. Her 25 ground balls on the year are the second-highest mark among all UConn players.
Senior midfielder Lauren Kahn (Nanuet, N.Y.) was named to the Honor Roll on Tuesday as well after she netted a season-best five goals against the Bearcats to go along with six ground balls and five caused turnovers, both of which tied her season highs. Kahn also had four draw controls against Cincinnati, and she currently leads the Huskies with 55 points on 32 goals and 23 assists.
Kahn and the Huskies (9-6, 4-2 Big East) host Villanova on Saturday in Connecticut’s final game of the regular season. The contest is set for 1 p.m. and it will be Senior Day for UConn as five seniors will be honored in a ceremony before the game. Saturday’s game against the Wildcats will also be broadcasted on Fox Sports 2, marking the first time ever a UConn lacrosse game will be shown on TV.