PISCATAWAY, N.J. (March 4, 2014) – For the second week in a row, Rutgers women’s lacrosse redshirt freshman goalie Amanda Currell (Moorestown, N.J.) was named the BIG EAST Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced today. Currell earned the honor after helping lead RU to a 3-1 mark on the season, and a perfect 3-0 at home, following the squad’s 8-7 win over Delaware, Saturday afternoon at the RU Turf Field.
Currell recorded 13 saves and a team-high eight ground balls against the Blue Hens to earn her second career win and improve to 2-0 on the season. Both totals were career highs. Currell’s 13 stops were the most by a Scarlet Knight since April 1, 2012, while her eight ground balls were the most by an RU player since April 23, 2007. Currell played 31:46 minutes against No. 19 Princeton on Feb. 26 and made four stops while allowing just four goals.
The honor marks the second of her career for the rookie, after earning the accolade on Feb. 25.
The last Scarlet Knight to earn player of the week honors twice in a season was former goalkeeper Lily Kalata, who achieved the feat on March 1 and April 26 during the 2010 campaign.
Rutgers is back in action on Wednesday, March 5 at No. 15 Penn.
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