BOSTON  -- Natalie Jones (Penn Yan, N.Y.), a freshman goalkeeper on the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team, was named America East Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.

Jones matched her career high of 11 saves to backbone UNH to a 9-7 victory at Brown University on Sunday afternoon. She made six second-half saves, including two in the final three minutes to preserve UNH’s two-goal lead of 9-7. Jones held the Bears scoreless for a stretch of 18:28 (overlapping the two halves) that allowed UNH to increase its lead from one goal (3-2) to three goals (5-2). She held Brown to just one goal in the last 18:28 of the game to help secure the victory. Jones also aided the defensive effort with one caused turnover and one ground ball.

Jones has recorded double digits in saves in three of five games this season. She established her career high of 11 saves in her collegiate debut Feb. 27 at College of the Holy Cross and had a 10-save effort against Yale University. For the season, Jones has a 12.39 goals-against-average and a .457 save percentage with a 2-3 record.

New Hampshire returns to action March 20 at home vs. UMass. Game time at Memorial Field is 3 p.m.
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