Jillian Petito Named NEC Defensive Player of the Week

Jillian Petito Named NEC Defensive Player of the Week

Somerset, N.J. (April 10, 2017) -- Mount St. Mary's University sophomore goalie Jillian Petito has been named the Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Week, as announced on Monday by the league office.

Petito posted one of her best weeks of the season between the pipes for the Mount in games against Robert Morris and Saint Francis U. The sophomore netminder made a combined 20 saves in the pair of games, including eight in the team's 12-9 win at SFU on Sunday. In Friday's contest against Robert Morris, Petito stopped 12 shots and posted a season-best .632 save percentage. The sophomore leads the NEC in conference play with a .556 save percentage.

Petito and the Mountaineers return to action this Friday (April 14) as they continue conference play against reigning NEC Champions Wagner at 1 p.m. at Waldron Family Stadium.