NORTHBOROUGH, Mass.- Salisbury University women's lacrosse junior goalkeeper Mary Claire Hisle was named the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III National Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday.
In the pair of Sea Gull wins in the regional semifinal and final games Hisle recorded 16 saves on 21 shots, caused four turnovers and scooped up six ground balls to help the Sea Gulls advance to the program's 12th Final Four weekend.
Against Washington & Jefferson, Hisle held the Presidents scoreless in the first half by making three saves on the three shots she faced. In Sunday's regional final against No. 11 Ithaca, Hisle recorded a career-high 13 saves, with 11 of them being in the second half, to hold off a late Ithaca push. This was the first time in Hisle's career where she recorded double-digit saves.
Hisle joins senior Alexis Strobel with IWLCA weekly honors this season after Strobel won IWLCA Offensive Player of the Week on March 23.
Hisle and the Sea Gulls are back in action on Saturday, May 22 when they face the Denison Big Red in the NCAA National Semifinals. The winner advances to the NCAA Championship game on Sunday, May 23 at 5 p.m.
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