BOSTON – UMBC women's lacrosse's freshman goalkeeper Kelsey Major (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) earned her first collegiate honor, being named the America East Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday.
Major helped the Retrievers extend their win streak to three games, tallying a pair of victories in net for UMBC. The Eldersburg, Md., native faced 42 shots in the two contests, but held opponents to five goals per game on the week.
Major totaled 16 saves in the two starts, including a season-best 12 stops in a 9-5 victory against American, the most saves in a game for a Retriever player since April 4, 2009. The rookie added four ground balls and turned the ball over just once in 120 minutes of play.
UP NEXT: The Retrievers close out a three-game road stretch at No. 1 Maryland on Wednesday, March 4.