September 20, 2010

Rookie Recognized as Defensive Player of the Week

MADISON, N.J. – Susquehanna women’s soccer goalie Rachel Norbuts (Monroeville, N.J./Woodstown) was named the Landmark Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday afternoon. It marks the first weekly honor of the rookie’s career as well as the first of the season for the Crusaders.

Norbuts helped SU even its record at 3-3-0 with wins over Neumann and Lebanon Valley last week. She picked up the shutout in a 1-0 victory against Neumann in which she made six saves. Norbuts followed that with another six-save outing in a 2-1, double-overtime win against Lebanon Valley on Saturday. She allowed just the one goal in nearly 110 minutes of action.

For the week, Norbuts boasted a 0.45 goals against average.

She has started all six of Susquehanna’s matches this fall and picked up two shutouts. Norbuts also has a 2.04 goals against average to go along with a .778 save percentage.

The Crusaders are back in action on Tuesday night when they host Lycoming in the River Derby at 7 p.m. at Sassafrass Fields.

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