PISCATAWAY, N.J. (March 18, 2014) – Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Amanda Currell (Moorestown, N.J.) of the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll, the conference announced today. For Currell, it is the third honor of her career.
The rookie earned the nod after holding No. 20 James Madison to a season-low seven goals on March 15, tallying 11 stops to record her fourth double-digit save performance of the year, en route to an 8-7 win for the Scarlet Knights. The victory marked Rutgers’ first win over a ranked foe this season.
The Dukes entered the contest averaging 11.67 goals per game and were held to just two goals in the second half of Saturday’s contest. RU held on to a one-score advantage with less than five minutes remaining and managed to preserve the lead following a crucial save by Currell with 1:54 remaining in the game.
Currell added four saves against No. 11 Penn State on March 12.
The Moorestown, N.J., native now has 65 total saves on the season to lead the BIG EAST in saves per game (8.12). She is also second in the league in save percentage (.542).
Currell was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week on Feb. 25 and March 4.
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