Mount Ida senior Eleanor Garvey was honored for the fourth time this season as the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Corvias Women’s Lacrosse Goalkeeper of the Week on Monday afternoon after recording 28 saves in a pair of Mustang victories last week.
Garvey, a native of Elkridge, Md. and a graduate of Francis Scott Key High School, made 12 stops in Mount Ida’s 19-8 GNAC quarterfinal round triumph over Norwich last Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field, and she added 16 saves in last Tuesday’s 8-4 win at Regis in the regular season finale. Eleanor, who was tabbed as the GNAC Corvias Goalkeeper of the Week on March 5th, March 26th and again on April 9th, also earned the nod as the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III National Defensive Player of the Week on April 11th after a 17-save performance in a 10-7 victory over Simmons.
Garvey leads the GNAC in both saves (194) and saves percentage (.584), as she ranks fifth nationally in the latter category in NCAA Division III play while sporting an 8.62 goals against average. Mount Ida, which improved to 12-4 overall under Head Coach Nicole Poli with Saturday’s quarterfinal round result, has advanced to the GNAC semifinals for the second straight year and will head across town on Tuesday afternoon to square off with rival Lasell at Grellier Field in Auburndale, Mass. beginning at 3:30 p.m. EDT.