NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College sophomore keeper Bryanna Montalvo of Rocky Hill, Conn. has been honored as the New England Small College Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Player of the Week.
Montalvo turned aside five shots in a 1-0 win over 14th ranked Amherst College on Wednesday. On Saturday afternoon, she posted her conference-leading ninth shutout of the season in a 4-0 triumph against Trinity. Montalvo collected eight of her 14 saves in the first half of action.
Connecticut College head women's soccer coach Norm Riker has been pleased with Montalvo's development and is looking forward to Tuesday's regular season finale at Wesleyan.
"Bry has been incredible for us this season!" Riker exclaimed. "She is a talented keeper, but an even better teammate. Bry is tough, fearless, hard-working and reads the game well. However, it is her foot skills and distribution that have been most impressive. Easily half of the team's goals that we have scored, the ball has started with Bry. The combination of qualities has produced an unyielding trust between the field players and goalkeeper."
Montalvo has registered a.57 goals against average while ranking third in the NESCA with a .879 save percentage in her rookie season on the pitch.
The Camels have posted a 12-2 record in a historic 2014 campaign.
They will host their first home conference quarterfinal playoff game this Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in New London.