Mason Earns America East Defensive Player of the Week Honors for UMBC Women's Lacrosse
Mason earns second conference honor of the season
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC women’s lacrosse goalkeeper Kendall Mason (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) earned her second America East Defensive Player of the Week honor of the season after helping the Retrievers to a 2-0 week, as announced by the league office on Monday.
The senior surrendered a conference-low 4.31 goals per game in a pair of victories against Wagner and Boston University. Mason notched a season-high 10 saves versus the Terriers, including eight in the opening half to keep UMBC within striking distance, in a game the Retrievers would come from behind to win 7-6 in overtime.
The Lloyd Harbor, N.Y., native also led the league with a .625 save percentage on the week and added four ground balls and one caused turnover.
Mason and the Retrievers, who with a 7-2 record are off to their best start through nine games since 1986, return to action on Wednesday, March 27 when they host Loyola (Md.) at the UMBC Stadium. Game time is set for 7 p.m.