Jacobs Selected as Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week

Graphic: Junior Maura Jacobs selected as Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - For the second consecutive week, an American University field hockey player has earned a spot on the Corvias Patriot League Field Hockey Weekly Awards, as junior Maura Jacobs was selected as goalkeeper of the week.

Jacobs highlighted the two-game weekend at the Terrapin Invitational with her third shutout of the season, putting up three saves during the Eagles' 5-0 win over Towson on Sunday. She tallied back-to-back shutout performances the weekend prior in Michigan, helping the team to a 1-0 win over Michigan State (Sept. 1) and a 6-0 triumph over Central Michigan (Sept. 3).

Jacobs also put up a season-high nine saves against No. 9 Louisville on Friday, allowing only two goals to the tough Cardinal offense during the Eagles' 2-1 loss.

She now leads the PL with her three shutouts so far this season and ranks third with a 1.40 goals against average.

Senior Haley Bowcutt and junior Rachel Stefano were also recognized by the weekly Patriot League release as honorable mentions for offensive player and defensive player of the week, respectively.

American will make its home debut on Saturday, Sept. 16, with the first Patriot League matchup of the season against Bucknell, followed by a Sunday matinee against Drexel on Jacobs Field.

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