Gilbert, Ariz. (September 27) – After anchoring a defense that helped MIT register a pair of wins last week, freshman goalie Grace Moore (Boston, Mass.) was named the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III Defensive Player of the Week. She is the first student-athlete in program history earn this national honor.
Moore helped lead the Engineers to a breakthrough win as she made 10 saves in a 1-0 shutout of then-No. 5 Tufts University last Wednesday. Her performance helped MIT win a contest in which it was outshot 21-2. Moore then made five saves in a 4-2 win over NEWMAC foe Mount Holyoke College on Saturday as MIT rallied for the win after facing a 2-1 deficit. The victories helped the Engineers debut at No. 14 in the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III Coaches Poll on Tuesday.
Moore currently paces the NEWMAC in shutouts (four) while ranking second in goals against average (1.42), third in saves (52), and fourth in save percentage (.800).
No. 14 MIT (7-2, 1-1 NEWMAC) resumes conference play on Saturday, Sept. 30 with a trip to Smith College.