Cassidy Tabbed as Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week
Sept. 13, 2011
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Picking up the first conference accolade this season for the Spartans, redshirt sophomore goaltender Molly Cassidy was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week. Cassidy receives the honor after recording nine saves this past weekend and only allowing one goal. The Encinitas, Calif. native has a GAA of 3.16 and a save percentage of .741.
Cassidy posted her first shutout of the season against No. 7 Virginia in the Spartans 3-0 victory. She had five saves against UVA in her sixth shutout of her career. This marks her third shutout over a ranked opponent. Cassidy also notched four saves in MSU?s 2-1 win over Miami of Ohio. She now has a total of 43 saves this season.
This is Cassidy's third Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award of her career. She was the last Spartan to be receive the accolade exactly a year ago on September 13, 2010, after posting two 1-0 shutouts in a weekend set versus Providence and No. 12 James Madison.
The Spartans are back in action this weekend traveling to Providence, R.I. MSU tangles with Maine on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. and faces Providence on Sunday, Sept. 18th at 2 p.m.
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