ATTLEBORO, Mass. – The New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) announced its weekly award winners for the period ending October 15, 2017 on Monday with Southern Vermont College senior goalie Melissa Mascari (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) being named the league's Women's Soccer Player of the Week.
Mascari was phenomenal in Southern Vermont's two games last week. She allowed only one goal in 200 minutes of NECC action—recording five saves per match. Mascari was instrumental in helping the team tie the program record for the most consecutive games without a loss (1996, 6-0-1) as she first blanked Mitchell College on Monday during a 3-0 victory for SVC to tie its longest-ever winning streak of six. She then came up with some great saves against Elms College on Saturday during a tightly-fought 1-1 draw; the netminder turned away two EC shots in extra sessions as the Blazers did not defeat the Mountaineers for the first time in 11 all-time meetings.
Monday's accolade is Mascari's third Player of the Week decoration of her career after she received it twice in 2015.
SVC swept the women's soccer awards as freshman Jayne Wierzbicki (Wilmington, Mass.) collected her second NECC Rookie of the Week honor of the year. She tallied five points through the team's two games—scoring twice at Mitchell before assisting on Southern Vermont's lone goal of the Saturday tie with Elms.
Mascari and the Mountaineers are back in action on Tuesday when they visit Becker College for a 7 p.m. NECC showdown.
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