Jillian Petito Tabbed NEC Defensive Player of the Week

Jillian Petito Tabbed NEC Defensive Player of the Week

Somerset, N.J. (April 2, 2018) -- Mount St. Mary's University senior goalie Jillian Petito has been tabbed the Northeast Conference Women's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week, as the league office rolled out the weekly awards on Monday afternoon.

Petito came up big in the Mount's 13-12 victory over San Diego State on Friday, stopping a pair of free-position shots in the final minute of play as the Mount held off the Aztecs for the win. Petito registered 14 saves for the fourth consecutive game to tie her season-high, and improved to 5-4 on the season with the victory. Petito leads the NEC this season with a .554 save percentage and 10.9 saves per contest.

Petito and the Mountaineers open conference play this Friday (April 6) at home against Saint Francis U at 3 p.m.