Posted by Katie Peverada
Three female Thoroughbreds represented two Skidmore teams in the Liberty League weekly awards. Two members of the soccer team, Gab Lawrence '14 and Arena Manning '16, and one member from the field hockey team, Jenn Hanks '16, were selected for their individual efforts this past week.
Jenn Hanks '16 - Field Hockey - Defensive Player of the Week
Hanks and the field hockey team knew going into their matchup against Utica College that it would be a close and hard-fought game, so that the game went into overtime was no surprise. About five minutes into overtime defender Hanks ripped a shot from the far right wing just inside the left post. Hanks also anchored a very strong defense in both of Skidmore's games this week, as the team only allowed two goals, both coming against Utica. Hanks has also registered three defensive saves and is tied for tops on the team.
Gab Lawrence '14- Soccer - Defensive Performer of the Week
Lawrence continued her strong senior campaign, backstopping the Thoroughbreds to two 1-0 wins against Union College and Vassar College. Lawrence faced one shot against Union and three against Vassar, all of which proved crucial in the close victories. Lawrence has six shutouts on the season and 15 in her Skidmore career. Her goals-against average of .238 is second in the Liberty League and her .938 save percentage is tied for third. Lawrence's six shutouts lead the league as well.
Arena Manning '16- Soccer - Honor Roll
Manning netted two game-winning goals in two 1-0 wins for the Thoroughbreds, keeping their undefeated start to the season alive. Manning's tally against Union came in the first half off of a rebound. Manning's goal against Vassar also came in the first half when she broke through three defenders and beat the goalie on the far post. Manning now has three goals this year for the Thoroughbreds.