Sophomore goalie receives third Defender of Week award
BOSTON-- Stacey Plati (Nashua, N.H.), a sophomore goalkeeper on the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team, was named Defender of the Week by America East on Monday. It is the second consecutive week and third time this season that Plati received the award.
Plati had a 1-1 record with a 6.88 GAA and .633 save percentage by stopping 19 of 30 shots on goal in 96:00 of action in two conference games last week. She recorded a career-high 17 saves in the 10-9 overtime loss to Boston University. Ten of those saves came in the second half, including one with two seconds remaining to preserve the 9-9 tie, and she was credited with one save in OT. Last Wednesday against Vermont, Plati stopped two of three shots in the first half to earn the victory in the Wildcats' 18-3 win.
Plati, who also received the Defender of the Week award April 4, ranks second in America East in both goals-against-average (8.83) and save percentage (.521). She has an 8-5 overall record in 15 games (14 starts) this season. In conference-only games, Plati is 4-1 with a 7.83 GAA and .565 save percentage.
UNH (10-7 overall, 5-1 America East) is the No. 2 seed in the America East Championships and will play third-seeded University at Albany (6-11, 4-2) in a semifinal matchup May 5 (3:30 p.m.) at Boston University's Nickerson Field. The conference championship game, also at BU, is May 7 at one o'clock.