Leddy named NEWMAC Defensive Player of the Week for third time

NORTON, Mass. – For the third time this season, Wheaton College senior goalkeeper Lindsay Leddy (Warwick, R.I./Wheeler School) has been named New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week.

Leddy recorded three shutout victories last week to help the Lyons improve to 15-2-3 and 7-1-1 against NEWMAC opponents. She made five saves in a 1-0 win at Keene State on Tuesday, six saves in a 1-0 win at Salem State on Thursday, and one save in a 9-0 win over Coast Guard on Senior Day this past Saturday. In the process, she extended her shutout streak to 428:57 – a span of more than five matches.

On the season, Leddy is 14-2-2 with a 0.45 goals against average (GAA) and a .902 save percentage. Her 10 shutouts are tied for the fourth-highest single-season total in school history while her 14 wins rank eighth.

Saturday's win over the Bears secured the No. 2 seed in this week's NEWMAC Tournament for the Lyons, who will head to Springfield, Mass. on Saturday for a semifinal match with either No. 3 MIT or No. 6 Wellesley. Earlier this season, the Lyons scored a 2-0 win over MIT at Mirrione Stadium and posted a 2-0 win over the Blue in Wellesley, Mass.