Nealon Earns AE Defensive Player of the Week
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.