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Patterson Named Defensive Player of the Week

Senior Tori Patterson was named the AAC Defensive Player of the Week
Oct. 10, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Senior defenseman Toriana Patterson was named the American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week for her performances against SMU and Houston this past week as announced by the conference Monday.

Patterson was a major component of the UConn defense that did not allow a goal in 200 minutes over the span of two matches.

The Yorktown Heights, N.Y. native saw all 110 minutes on the pitch in the double overtime draw against SMU Thursday and had one shot against the Mustangs. She also played all 90 minutes in Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Houston and registered a shot on goal.

Senior goalkeeper Emily Armstrong (Collegeville, Pa.) and freshman Erin Spillane (River Vale, N.J.) were named to the Weekly Honor Roll for their contributions against SMU and Houston.

Armstrong totaled eight saves on the weekend with a 0.00 goals against average and a 1.000 save percentage, going 200 minutes without allowing a goal. Three of Armstrong’s eight saves came in overtime minutes, keeping UConn alive in extra time.

Spillane scored her first collegiate career goal in the 74th minute against Houston Sunday to win the game for the Huskies 1-0, earning her a spot on the conference weekly honor roll.

The Huskies are now 11-2-1 overall with a 3-0-1 record in American Athletic Conference games.


UConn returns home to Joseph J. Morrone Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 13 when the Huskies host UCF at 7 p.m.