PAWTUCKET, R.I. - After helping guide Castleton University's women's lacrosse team to a Little East Conference Tournament berth in its first season in the league, senior Samantha Hebb has been named the LEC Goalie of the Week for the final week of the regular season.
Hebb had a strong week in the season's last three games, averaging 10.7 saves per game on the week with a .582 save percentage. On Monday at Plattsburgh, Hebb earned a no-decision in the cage, making the start and stopping 10 shots in just 30 minutes of action while leaving the contest in a tie game. On Thursday at Rhode Island College, Hebb stood on her head, making 11 saves with just two goals allowed as Castleton secured a postseason spot with an emphatic victory over the Anchorwomen. On Saturday against Plymouth State, Hebb again stood tall, stopping 11 shots against the top-seeded Panthers, including a multitude of point-blank saves to keep the Spartans close. The 13-11 final score was the narrowest margin of victory for Plymouth State in an LEC game since its conference-opener against WestConn in March.
Hebb finished the regular season with the fifth-most saves and fifth-best save percentage in the LEC while making the fourth-most saves in conference contests. It also marks the second time this season that she has earned the honor from the conference.
Castleton will travel to Western Connecticut State Tuesday at 3 p.m. for the Little East Conference quarterfinals. The Spartans fell 14-10 at WestConn in the regular season, despite outscoring the Colonials in the second half of play.