Manhattan Lady Jaspers sweep conference's weekly awardsPosted: Updated:
The Manhattan Lady Jaspers swept the conference's weekly awards, grabbing player of the week, defensive player of the week and rookie of the week honors. Junior forward Jess Garcia was named co-player of the week. Garcia had the game winner in Manhattan?s 1-0 win over Wagner and had an assist on an insurance goal in the 2-0 win over Fordham. She shared the award with Loyola's Carolyn Kennington. Sophomore goalkeeper Alicia Defino didn't allow a goal in either game and won the MAAC defensive player of the week award. She ran her scoreless minutes streak to 238 minutes, dating back to last season. She had five saves against Wagner and nine against Fordham. Freshman back Brittany Duhamel was named MAAC rookie of the week for her part in helping Defino and the defense hold Wagner and Fordham scoreless on the road.