May 3, 2011

Indiana University's Cassie Wyckoff Named May 2 Western Division Player of the Week

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- Indiana University goalie Cassie Wyckoff (Jr., Los Altos, Calif./Los Altos) made 41 saves with three assists in a 3-0 weekend for the Hoosiers to earn the May 2 Women's Varsity Western Division Player of the Week award and lead her team to the 2011 CWPA Eastern Championship title.

The award marks the third of the year for Wyckoff who previously garnered the March 7 and 14 Western Division Defensive Player of the Week honors.

She began the tournament hosted by the No. 13-nationally Hoosiers' at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center with 16 saves, tying a season-high, while also picking up a pairs steals in a 7-6 win against Harvard University. 

Following a one steal and 11 save performance versus No. 12 Hartwick College in the semifinals, she stymied the Wolverines' attack with 14 saves versus No. 6-ranked and three-time defending Eastern Champion the University of Michigan in the Eastern Championship title game.

The Hoosiers' defense locked down against the Maize & Blue as Indiana held Michigan to its lowest scoring output of the 2011 season in a 5-3 triumph. 

Her 14 stops against Michigan raised her single-season total to 322 to surpass school record mark of 311 set by Kate Toole in 1998.

A 2011 All-Eastern Championship first team honoree, Wyckoff has 15 double-digit save contests this season as she now has 726 career saves to rank second in IU history.


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