Jessica Kaplowitz

Jessica Kaplowitz

Senior Jessica Kaplowitz (Glenmont, N.Y./Bethlehem Central) has led the University of Scranton field hockey team's defensive unit all season, and this past week paced a Royals defense that allowed just one goal in three matches.

For her efforts, Kaplowitz was named the University of Scranton's Athlete of the Week for the period ending Sept. 17, 2017. For Kaplowitz, this is the first time in her career that she has been named the Scranton Athlete of the Week.

Kaplowitz and the Royals defense started the week off on Tuesday at home against Misericordia, where they allowed the visiting Cougars to take just six shots on the night in a dominating 5-1 win at Fitzpatrick Field.

On Thursday at King's, Kaplowitz and the Royals held King's scoreless in a 4-0 victory, as King's had just three shots in the entire match (none of which were on goal).

Kaplowitz and the Royals defense posted another shutout win on Saturday against Arcadia, as the visiting Knights took just four shots (none of which, again, weren't on goal). Kaplowitz also played the full 70 minutes in the win, as the Royals improved to 6-0 on the year with the victory.

For the year, Kaplowitz has led a Scranton defense that has allowed just four goals in six matches, while the Royals have outshot the opposition, 109-25, on the year to date.

The University of Scranton field hockey team returns to action on Wednesday, traveling across town to Marywood for another non-conference match. Things get underway at 7 p.m.

--ROYALS--