Senior Hannah DeMars (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) has played a key role in the success of The University of Scranton women's soccer team since moving to the back line earlier this season. On Monday, she was honored for her play when she was named the Landmark Conference Defensive Athlete of the Week for women's soccer.
DeMars helped the Royals (11-2-2, 6-0-0) win twice last week to push their unbeaten streak to 11 straight matches, including six consecutive victories. On Wednesday, she was a key factor at center back as the Royals held off a speedy Haverford attack to post a 3-0 non-conference victory at Fitzpatrick Field.
On Saturday, DeMars had an impact on both ends of the field, scoring her second goal of the season in a 6-0 win at Goucher that secured the top seed in the Landmark playoffs for the Royals. She scored the team's third goal in the 64th minute as Scranton turned a 2-0 halftime lead into a blowout. On the defensive end, she played a key role as the Royals allowed just two shots and two corner kicks.
DeMars and her defensive mates have now held opponents scoreless over the last 450:16 and have allowed just one goal in the last 1052:35.
The women's soccer team will travel to Reading, Pa. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, to face Penn State-Berks in a non-conference matchup at 7 p.m.