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Nealon Earns AE Defensive Player of the Week

UAlbany Sports Information   09-26-2017

ALBANY, N.Y.— Redshirt sophomore, Melissa Nealon was named the America East Defensive Player of the Week for her fearless performance against two top-ranked teams, Delaware and North Carolina.

Nealon was relentless in the goal stopping 22 out of 26 shots on goal. Against Delaware she earned her career-high single-game saves with 13, which ended up in a 2-1 overtime victory for the Great Danes. On Sunday against North Carolina, Nealon stopped an additional nine more goals.

This season Nealon has recorded 55 saves total. She has out-saved her opponents 55-25 with a .797 save percentage. 

Up next, the Great Danes will take on UMass Lowell at home on Friday, September 29th at 2 P.M.

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