October 23, 2012

McSweeney Named Ivy League Player of the Week

PROVIDENCE, RI – Brown sophomore field hockey goalie Shannon McSweeney (Boxborough, MA) has been named Ivy League Player of the Week. McSweeney helped to lead Brown to a 2-1 week, stopping 46 shots in three games, including a career-high 22 in the Bears' 2-1 win over Rutgers.

On Saturday, McSweeney recorded 14 saves, while helping Brown to a 4-3 double overtime win over Cornell, the Bears' first Ivy League victory since November 6, 2010. She made six saves in overtime, one of which came on a penalty stroke early in the first extra period.  The next day against Rutgers, McSweeney stopped 22 shots, several of which came in the final 10 minutes when the Scarlet Knights earned seven of their 21 penalty corners. For the week, she finished with a .852 save percentage.

The current national leader with 10.79 saves per game, McSweeney also ranks 10th in the country with a .774 save percentage, stopping 151 of 195 shots.

The Bears resume action on Wednesday evening when they travel to Holy Cross for a 6:00 p.m. contest.