FAIRFIELD, Conn. (July 15, 2010) - The NCAA announced this week that Sacred Heart goalkeeper Chelsea Wagner (Aurora, CO) was the statistical champion in save percentage for the 2010 season. Wagner stopped 57.7% of the shots she faced during her senior season to lead all goalkeepers in the nation.
Wagner was named the 2010 Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Year after helping to lead the Pioneers to a 14-5 record and an unblemished 9-0 mark in the league en route to the program's third-straight championship. Wagner led the NEC in goals against average (7.97) with 173 saves while posting 13 wins in the cage. In 11 games against Northeast Conference competition, Wagner held teams to 5.67 goals per game.
She ended her SHU career as the program's all-time winningest goalie with 44 career wins. Her 692 career saves rank second all-time while her 9.29 career goals against average and .533 career save percentage both rank third.
In addition to her NEC Defensive Player of the Year award, Wagner garnered a spot on the all-conference first team for the second-striaght season. She was honored with a roster spot in the IWLCA / Under Armour North-South Senior All-Star Game.
She became the first Pioneer in school history to earn a spot on the IWLCA All-North Region team to be included on the All-American ballot. She was named a third team WomensLacrosse.com All-American pick as well.