University of Michigan's Alex Adamson Named March 28 Western Division Defensive Player of the Week
BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- University of Michigan goalie Alex Adamson (So., Coronado, Calif./Coronado) made eight saves, including a pivotal save on a five-meter penalty shot late in the final quarter, to claim honors as the March 28 Women's Varsity Western Division Defensive Player of the Week and help the No. 7-ranked Wolverines knock off No. 12 Indiana University.
The award marks Adamson's second Defensive Player of the Week award this season as she previously picked up the February 14 award. In addition, it marks the seventh honor of her career as she previously picked up the February 22, March 8, April 19 and May 3 Western Division Rookie of the Week and April 5 Defensive Player of the Week awards last season.
Playing arguably the Wolverines most critical game of the season to date, Adamson turned aside eight Hoosiers' scoring tries and held off a comeback bid by host Indiana to preserve the one-goal victory for Michigan on a game televised nationally by the Big Ten Network.
Her most important save of the contest came with two minutes remaining on the game clock and Michigan leading by a goal. Facing the Hoosiers' Shae Fournier, who was shooting a five-meter penalty shot drawn by Kara Butler, Adamson blocked shot the point-blank shot to stymy Indiana's bid to pull within a goal and force overtime.
March 28 Women's Western Division Defensive Player of the Week Honor Roll: Jessica Dorman (Hartwick College), Hope Rozelle (Mercyhurst College), Libbie Guina (Gannon University), Shae Fournier (Indiana University)