WINTHROP, Mass. – Simmons College's Lucy McNamara (Brewster, Mass.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Field Hockey Rookie of the Week for the week of October 9-15, it was announced today by the league. She has earned the award in back-to-back weeks and has been named the GNAC's top rookie a conference-high three times, including the week of September 4-10.
McNamara made 19 saves in two matches to post a stellar .826 save percentage, while owning a 2.00 goals against average in 140 minutes of action. The first year began the week by matching her career high with 13 saves in a 2-0 loss to visiting Mount Holyoke College on October 11. The goalkeeper capped the week by stopping six of eight shots in a 2-1 setback to visiting Saint Joseph's College (Maine) on October 14.
McNamara has been outstanding in her first collegiate campaign for the Sharks, posting a 9-5 record, while logging 965:09 minutes to rank second among conference leaders. A graduate of Nauset Regional High School, she also stands second among GNAC leaders with a .794 save percentage, while ranking third with a 1.52 goals against mark. The rookie has recorded a pair of shutouts on the season and has allowed more than two goals in a game just twice. McNamara put together a four-match stretch from September 3-13, where she allowed just three scores in 246:23 of play for a 0.85 GAA and a .870 save percentage.
Simmons currently owns a 9-5 overall record, including 5-2 in conference play and returns to action on Tuesday, October 17 when it hosts New England College on Daly Field at 7:00 p.m.