Dornenburg Named Player of the Week

Monday, September 10, 2012

Kristen Dornenburg Senior Kristen Dornenburg of the Muhlenberg field hockey team was named defensive player of the week by the Centennial Conference.

In the Mules’ lone game of the week, Dornenburg made 12 saves in a 2-1 win against Montclair State, which came in ranked ninth in the Division III preseason poll and having scored 12 goals in its first two games. Despite facing 23 shots and 16 penalty corners, Dornenburg kept the Red Hawks off the scoreboard until they converted a penalty stroke after time expired.

The weekly nod is the second in Dornenburg’s career. She was honored as a freshman in 2009 after another upset of a top-10 team – she recorded 11 saves in a 1-0 defeat of No. 10 Johns Hopkins.

For the season, Dornenburg has a 1.33 goals-against average and .840 save percentage. The 12 stops in the Montclair State game gave her a career total of 426, just 90 away from the school record.

For video of the two Mule goals in the big win vs. Montclair State, scored by sophomores Christine Germaske and Samantha Swire, click here.