Matt Vierheller Named NEC Defensive Player of the Week

Matt Vierheller Named NEC Defensive Player of the Week

Somerset, N.J. (March 20, 2017) -- Mount St. Mary's University men's lacrosse goalie Matt Vierheller has been named the Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday.

Vierheller came up huge for the Mount in its thrilling 6-5 last-second victory over Bryant in the conference opener on Saturday. The junior made several key tough saves throughout the tilt, and kept the Mount alive in the first half as the Mountaineer offense didn't get on the scoresheet until the 1:40 mark of the second period. Vierheller stopped 15 of 20 shots on goal, posting season-highs in saves (15) and save percentage (.750) in the tilt.

Vierheller and the Mountaineers return to action on Saturday, March 25 for a matchup at Robert Morris at 1 p.m.