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March 25, 2023 12:29 pm

Barrett receives national weekly honor

GENEVA, N.Y. – After earning her first collegiate accolade this week, sophomore goalkeeper Alanna Barrett was selected National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division II Defensive Player of the Week.

Barrett is the first Trojan in program history to earn the honor from the NFHCA, which is awarded weekly to an outstanding offensive and defensive player in all three NCAA divisions.

In two league matches last week, Barrett collected seven saves behind a 1.50 goals-against average in a pair of wins. A native of Virginia, she totaled three saves on 11 shots faced with seven attempts coming in the second half, in a 4-2 victory over Lander on Wednesday. Over the weekend, Barrett dealt with 11 penalty corners and totaled four saves, as the Trojans secured a 2-1 road win at Belmont Abbey, the program’s first-ever win at Alumni Field, which is an all-grass facility.

Barrett has registered 29 saves on 87 shots attempted while starting all eight games at goalkeeper. Mount Olive is currently riding a five-game winning streak behind an undefeated record in league play and at home.