CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - American University field hockey player Grace Wilson was selected as the Patriot League Corvias Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday afternoon.
Wilson, who was also chosen as the GEICO AU Student-Athlete of the Week, earns the league award for the third time this season and ninth in her career.
A senior from Ann Arbor, Mich., Wilson anchored a solid defensive effort as the Eagles defeated a top-20 opponent for the third time this season, knocking off 19th-ranked Cornell, 1-0.
All six of AU’s victories this season have come by shutout, as the Eagles rank second nationally in shutouts per game and total shutouts.
Also receiving recognition from the Patriot League for their performances this past weekend were junior midfielder Jess Davis, who tallied American’s gamewinner against the Big Red, and junior goalkeeper Kate McBeath, who stopped six shots by Cornell.
The Eagles are back on the road this weekend, Oct. 11, as they visit Lafayette in Patriot League action.