Amanda Epstein, Marist, So., F, 5-5, Jericho, N.Y./Jericho
The sophomore forward continued her clutch play versus Siena as she netted her second game-winning goal in as many games over the Saints with a score in the 73rd minute. Epstein's day began with an assist on Rycke Guiney's 69th minute goal as she put in a cross from the right wing. Less than four minutes later, she collected a deflected Melanie Rigo shot and put home a volley past Siena's goalkeeper. Her score was the ninth game-winning goal in 30 collegiate games.
Defensive Player of the Week
Didi Haracic, Loyola, Sr., GK, 5-8, Round Hill, Va./Loudon Valley
Haracic anchored a defense that did not allow a goal all weekend. She stopped all eight shots that saw, including five against Manhattan, to run her consecutive-shutout minutes to 194:49. Her clean slate versus the Jaspers on Sunday was her third shutout this year and second in MAAC play. For the season, Haracic has 67 saves and has allowed 16 goals in 1293:50 minutes played.
Rookie of the Week
Veronica Saez, Fairfield, R-Fr., GK, 5-10, Bainbridge Island, Wash./Bainbridge
Saez posted her third clean sheet of the season with a 2-0 blanking of Niagara on Friday night. She stopped all three shots that the Purple Eagles took, with two stops coming in the second half of play.