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Mount Ida's Garvey Named IWLCA National Division III Defensive Player of the Week


Courtesy of Mount Ida Athletics Communications 

NEWTON, Mass. Mount Ida senior goalkeeper Eleanor Garvey added another impressive honor to her resume on Wednesday afternoon, as she was named as the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III National Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts in last Tuesday's 10-7 victory over Simmons at Alumni Field. 

Garvey, a native of Elkridge, Md. and a graduate of Francis Scott Key High School, made 17 saves (including 10 in the second half alone) in the triumph for the Mustangs, as she is ranked seventh nationally in NCAA Division III play with a .594 saves percentage while also ranking in the top 30 in both saves (126) and saves per game (11.45).  Eleanor's save total in last week's win over the Sharks was the second highest of her career, topped only by a 21-save effort in a 15-7 season-opening victory at Wentworth back on February 28.

On Monday, Garvey was named as the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Week for the third time this season, as she also copped the honor on both March 5 and March 26.  Eleanor has helped Head Coach Nicole Poli's squad post a school-record nine match winning streak that dates back to Saint Patrick's Day and was extended with last night's 14-3 league triumph at Saint Joseph (Conn.). 

Already the winningest netminder in school history with 13 victories in 14 decisions over the last two seasons alone, Garvey also tops the Mustang career list in both goals against average (7.76) and saves percentage (.573) while ranking second in saves (189).

Mount Ida, which stands at 10-1 overall and 6-0 in GNAC play, returns to action on Saturday afternoon when the Mustangs travel to Standish, Maine to take on Saint Joseph's (Maine) in a conference clash that begins at Noon EDT.

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