South Hadley, Mass. - September 3, 2019 - Following a standout performance in Mount Holyoke College's first game of the 2019 season, senior goalkeeper Morgan Turner (Chester, N.J.) of the field hockey team was selected as the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Defensive Athlete of the Week, announced by the conference offices on Tuesday.
Turner, a senior Psychology major at Mount Holyoke College, notched 13 saves in a 4-2 victory over Roger Williams on Saturday afternoon, as her efforts guided the Lyons to a season-opening win at the Turf and Track Complex. Turner was able to contain a Hawks' offense that produced 26 shots over 60 minutes of play, as she made 10 of her 13 stops in the second half of play. In the decisive third quarter, in which the Lyons held a 3-1 advantage, Turner was able to turn away six shots on goal from Roger Williams.
Turner and the Lyons will return to the Turf and Track Complex on Thursday, September 5 when it hosts Amherst at 5:30 p.m.