Weis Named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week

Weis Named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week

Weis made 15 saves against 12 goals to earn Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week honors (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman Kelly Weis has been named the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week, marking the second time this season the award has gone to the Crimson.

Weis totaled 15 saves while allowing just 12 goals in a 1-1 week for Harvard. On Wednesday, she tallied eight saves in the team’s 7-5 loss to Boston College and collected three ground balls. At Yale on Saturday, she made seven stops as the Crimson picked up its first Ivy League win of the year, 7-5, marking the fewest goals the team has allowed since its 19-3 win over Yale last year.

Weis has started all seven games for the Crimson this season, posting an 8.55 goals against average and a .466 save percentage. Harvard has allowed fewer than 10 goals in five of its seven games, while its 8.63 goals against average is the team’s lowest since 2008, the last year complete statistics are available.

Weis is the second Crimson student-athlete to earn defensive player of the week honors this season after Melanie Baskind was given the award on Feb. 27 for her three-goal, five-ground ball performance in the team’s season opening 11-9 win over Boston University.