PAWTUCKET, R.I. – One day after winning the season-opening game in overtime, a pair of Castleton University women's lacrosse players have been honored with weekly recognition by the Little East Conference, as announced by the league on Monday afternoon.
Erin Shuttle was named Offensive Player of the Week, while Samantha Hebb garnered Goalie of the Week accolades. This is the first time each student-athlete has been honored by the LEC, though each player received three weekly honors from the North Atlantic Conference a season ago.
Shuttle came through in the clutch for the Spartans in their season-opening win against Mount Saint Mary, knotting the game up at 7-7 with just 50 seconds left in regulation before potting the game-winning goal with just 23 seconds left in overtime to give Castleton the victory. The junior added three ground balls and a caused turnover for the Spartans while putting four shots on goal on the afternoon.
Hebb made nine saves between the pipes, including a key save down the stretch to send the game to overtime. The senior was instrumental to the Spartan victory, holding a Mount Saint Mary team that averaged more than 10 goals per game a season ago to just seven goals on opening day. She stopped 56.3 percent of the shots she faced in the overtime win.
Castleton's game scheduled for Tuesday, February 26, at Union has been postponed due to forecasted weather. A make-up date will be announced at a later time. The Spartans return to action on March 6 at 3 p.m. at Dave Wolk Stadium when they take on in-state foe Norwich.