PRINCETON, N.J. – Dartmouth women’s lacrosse goalkeeper Kiera Vrindten has been named the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday afternoon.
The sophomore was outstanding in a pair of Big Green wins this week, earning victories against Vermont (16-5) and Yale (17-4).
Vrindten played just 30 minutes in the Wednesday tilt against the Catamounts, stopping four, while only allowing one goal in her half of play. Against the Bulldogs, Vrindten was solid in the Ivy League win that locked up a postseason berth for the first time in five years. She turned aside five, while allowing just four in the 13-goal victory.
For the week, Vrindten posted an impressive 3.33 goals against average in addition to a .643 save percentage.
This season, her 10.12 goals against average is second in the Ivy League and 29th in the nation. Her .457 save percentage also ranks as the second-best total amongst Ancient Eight keepers.
This marks the second time this year that a Dartmouth player has claimed the top defensive player in a week’s time from the Ivy office and the fourth individual accolade of 2018. Kathryn Giroux was named the defensive player of the week on March 26, while Ellie Carson (April 2) and Elizabeth Mastrio (March 26) have offensive player of the week honors to their credit as well.
Vrindten and the rest of the Big Green play host to UMass Lowell Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the final home game of the 2018 regular season.