Francesca Cali, Defensive Player of the Week


Defensive Player of the Week 10/16/17

Francesca Cali, Sr, D, Johns Hopkins
Glen Ridge, N.J./ Glen Ridge

Cali led Johns Hopkins to a 2-0 week with shutout wins over McDaniel and Swarthmore as the Blue Jays clinched a CC playoff berth for the first time since 2014. She anchored a Blue Jay defense that allowed just nine shots while she also scored a goal off a penalty corner against the Terror. On Saturday, she led a defense that once again surrendered just nine shots in the win over the Garnet.




Ilianna Santangelo, Jr, GK, Franklin & Marshall
Sudbury, Mass. / St. Mark's School

Santangelo posted an 81.8 save percentage and a 1.62 goals-against average in a 2-0 week. She made eight saves in 76:07 of work in a 3-2 overtime win at Ursinus. Santangelo kicked out one shot in 35 minutes of action in the 6-1 triumph vs. McDaniel.


Defensive Player of the Week 10/2/17

Haley Mowery, Sr, GK, Gettysburg
Mechanicsburg, Pa./Northern

The reigning CC Defensive Player of the Week, Mowery backed up her award with two more victories last week. The senior goalie recorded a season-high 14 saves in a 4-1 victory over Stevenson on Sept. 26. Mowery needed to make just one save in recording her fourth career shutout with Gettysburg's 3-0 win over Bryn Mawr on Sept. 29. She is the midst of a career year with personal low for GAA (1.69) and a career-high for save percentage (.823).

Defensive Player of the Week 9/25/17

Haley Mowery, Sr, GK, Gettysburg
Mechanicsburg, Pa./Northern

Mowery posted 17 saves in a pair of overtime victories last week. She tallied two of her five saves in overtime as the Bullets won on the road at McDaniel 4-3. Against No. 15 Ursinus, the senior keeper tallied a season-high 12 saves, including six in the two overtime periods to lead the Bullets to a 2-1 victory. The win was Gettysburg's first over a nationally-ranked opponent in five seasons. Mowery finished the week with a GAA of 1.56 and save percentage of .810. 


Defensive Player of the Week 9/18/17

Ilianna Santangelo, Jr, GK, Franklin & Marshall
Sudbury, Mass./Saint Marks

Santangelo posted two shutouts and eight saves in a 2-0 week for the Diplomats.


Defensive Player of the Week 9/11/17

Freddie Bancroft, Sr, GK, Dickinson
Old Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich

Bancroft held York College to just one goal in an overtime setback, turning away 20 shots on the night. She came back to earn the win on Saturday at Lebanon Valley, making eight saves. She posted a 1.39 GAA for the week and had a save percentage of .903.


Defensive Player of the Week 9/5/17

Sara Rilatt, Fr, D, Bryn Mawr
York, Pa./Central York

Sara was a crucial part of both of Bryn Mawr's victories last week. As a central defender, she was largely responsible for the Owls posting back-to-back shutout victories, a feat that the Owls haven't pulled off since 1995. In the Owls' first game against Cedar Crest, Rilatt helped on both sides of the ball, helping the team keep a clean sheet, but also contributing to the team's attacking efforts with five shots, mainly as a part of Bryn Mawr's penalty corner unit. Rilatt was perhaps even more impressive in the second game of the week for Bryn Mawr. Not only did she help the team post a shutout, but she and the rest of the Owls kept Ramapo from even registering a single shot in the game, a feat Bryn Mawr hasn't pulled off since 2006.