Oct. 13, 2009
Centerville, Mass. - Senior goalkeeper Brittany Henderson has been named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week, league officials announced Tuesday afternoon. The award is Henderson's third weekly honor of the season, 13th of her career and the second by the ECAC. Henderson shares the award with Meghan Lewis, a sophomore midfielder from West Virginia University.
Henderson led the Greyhounds to a 2-0 week with a pair of 1-nil shutout victories over Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference rivals Marist and Siena. The Commack, N.Y., native, made a pair of saves against the Red Foxes and then held offensive powerhouse Siena scoreless with four saves just two days later.
In the matchup against the Saints, Henderson made two saves on one-on-one breakaways and made another key stop with less than 30 seconds in regulation, preserving the victory.
For the season, Henderson is 9-3-2 with six shutouts and has allowed just 14 goals for a 0.98 goals against average. The five-foot-nine senior has stopped 56 shots on the season for a .800 save percentage. Henderson has not allowed a goal in her last 340 minutes and 34 seconds.
Since the start of her sophomore season, Henderson has allowed just two goals in 17 games during the month of October for a 0.12 GAA.
A four-year starter between the posts, Henderson has posted a 32-20-10 record with 22 shutouts and 284 saves. She has allowed just 77 goals in 68 career games for a 1.15 goals against average and has accumulated a .787 save percentage.
The ECAC is the nation's largest athletic conference and only multi-divisional conference, with 320 member institutions ranging across 16 states from Maine to North Carolina and westerly to Illinois. The ECAC is comprised of 90 Division I members.