January 28, 2013

Stevens lauded by ECAC East for fourth time, lands on weekly honor roll

COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College women's ice hockey senior Erin Stevens (Watertown, Conn./Connecticut Polar Bears) was named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) East Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on Sunday, Jan. 27, being recognized by the league for the fourth time this winter. She was twice named the conference's top goalie, and this is her second honor roll nod.

Stevens averaged 41.0 saves while posting a .901 save percentage over the weekend, moving into 15th in NCAA history in career saves among goalies that played in a Division III conference (2,228). She recorded 43 stops on Friday in a 4-1 loss at Castleton State College, blanking the Spartans for the final 40:42 of the game. On Saturday, Stevens made 39 saves during a 5-1 setback to New England College.

Thanks to averaging 37.6 saves this year, Stevens is in the midst of posting a career-high .912 save percentage, while her 3.79 goals-against average is a little more than her sophomore figure of 3.69. Stevens' save percentage is good for ninth in the ECAC East, and just .006 short of fifth place. She leads all Division II/III goalies with 639 saves, having recorded 10 40-save performances during her second season as a captain.

The Purple Knights, who are 1-16-1 overall and 1-13 in the league, complete the regular season with a six-game homestand, beginning with Plymouth State University on Friday at 4 p.m.

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