CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Carlie Tarbell (Wakefield, Mass.), a junior goalkeeper on the University of New Hampshire field hockey team, was named Defensive Player of the Week by America East on Monday.
It marked the third time this season and fifth time in her career Tarbell received this distinction. This season she was also feted Sept. 9 and Sept. 30.
Tarbell recorded two shutouts last week to backbone UNH to a 3-0 victory against both 12th-ranked University at Albany (Oct. 18 at Albany) and Bucknell University (Oct. 20 at home). She blanked Albany, which entered the game ranked No. 2 nationally in offense at 4.57 goals per game, with a seven-save effort to record her first shutout of the season and second of her career. Tarbell followed that with a five-save performance vs. Bucknell to record her first career back-to-back shutouts.
Tarbell has played all 1101 minutes, 1 second in goal this season and has a 9-6 record with a 2.10 GAA and .732 save percentage. With those numbers, she leads the America East conference in save percentage and ranks third in GAA. In two conference games, Tarbell is 2-0 with a 0.93 GAA and .833 save percentage.
New Hampshire (9-6 overall, 2-0 America East) returns to action Oct. 25 at home against league newcomer UMass Lowell. Game time at Memorial Field is 6 p.m.