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LHP Alum Regan Alexander Named IWLCA D1 Defensive Player of the Week; Saint Leo’s Jessica Harclerode D2 Def POTW/Keiser’s Margaret Wroe Named NAIA Def POTW!

via IWLCA press release/website


By IWLCA Admin, 04/02/24, 2:30PM EDT



Defensive Player of the Week

Regan Alexander – Ohio State University

Alexander backstopped the Buckeyes to their 9-8 comeback win over No. 19 Pennsylvania State University. She had 11 saves in the game, along with a team-best four ground balls and a caused turnover. Among her saves was stop 400 of her Buckeye career. Alexander stopped all six shots on goal by the Nittany Lions in the fourth quarter as Ohio State blanked PSU for the final 20:34. Alexander limited the Nittany Lions, who entered the game averaging 12.0 goals a game, to eight on the night. The game was Alexander’s sixth this year (all in the last seven games) with double-digit stops. She is currently sixth nationally in save percentage (.513) and ranks 22nd in the NCAA (first in the Big Ten) with 9.18 saves a game.  


Defensive Player of the Week

Jessica Harclerode – Saint Leo University

Harclerode made 14 saves in No. 23 Saint Leo’s 15-11 upset victory at No. 15 Rollins College on Saturday. The sophomore had a game-high five saves in the third quarter and recorded eight in the second half as the Lions grew their lead over the final 30 minutes to pick up her seventh win of the season. She leads the Sunshine State Conference (SSC) with 4.55 ground balls per game, total saves (104), saves per game (9.45), and is fourth with a .450 save percentage. 


Defensive Player of the Week

Margaret Wroe – Keiser University

In a thrilling match resulting in an 11-10 victory for the Seahawks, Wroe proved to be an impenetrable wall, making an impressive 15 saves while facing 32 shots against No. 5 Life University. This marks the third time this season that Wroe has recorded 15 saves in a single game. Wroe played a crucial role in securing the overtime win over the Running Eagles.