Tolino Earns Second #AWELAX Defensive Player of the Week Award

Photo by Jack Miller
Photo by Jack Miller

BOSTON, Mass. - Senior goalkeeper Carly Tolino (Middletown, Md./Middletown) was named the America East Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending April 1, the conference announced Monday. This is Tolino's second Defensive Player of the Week award.


The goalie earns the award after a 1-1 week for the Retrievers where she made 21 stops in goal, picked up nine ground balls, and forced a turnover.


On March 27 against UC Davis, Tolino made 10 saves and picked up six ground balls in the Retrievers' 10-7 loss.


In UMBC's 14-13 victory over Vermont on Saturday, Tolino stopped 11 shots in goal, marking her ninth game of the season with double-digit saves. She also picked up three ground balls, caused one turnover.


Nationally, Tolino ranks seventh in the country in total saves with 125 and 17th in saves per game (10.42), while also ranking in the top 50 in save percentage (31st, .475). All marks rank in the top five among America East goalkeepers.


Tolino and the Retrievers will return to UMBC Stadium on Wednesday, April 3 as they host the Binghamton Bearcats. The opening draw is set for 3 p.m.