April 19, 2010

Chelsea Wagner Named NEC Defensive Player of the Week

April 19, 2010

 

SOMERSET, NJ - Senior goalie Chelsea Wagner (Aurora, CO) was named the Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending April 18.  This is Wagner's second straight weekly NEC honor and fourth of the season.

Wagner stopped nine shots and gave up just five goals in a 9-5 win over local rival Quinnipiac on Saturday that clinched a third consecutive NEC regular season title for the Pioneers. She made five of her nine saves in the second half, including two clutch stops in the final 1:07 of the contest against a Quinnipiac team that leads the league in goals per game. Wagner, who hails from Aurora, CO, improved her NEC-leading save percentage to .585 and lowered her conference-best goals-against-average to 7.96 on the season.

In action on Wednesday, Wagner relieved classmate Laurine Stafin (Spring Lake, NJ) to earn the win in a 15-14 triple overtime victory over Lafayette.

This is her third Defensive Player of the Week honor of the season and sixth of her career.

Complete NEC Release.