Porrini Named Player of the Week

Monday, October 1, 2012

Heather Porrini Sophomore Heather Porrini of the Muhlenberg field hockey team was named defensive player of the week by the Centennial Conference.

Porrini’s play in the back was a big factor in the Mules recording back-to-back shutouts for the first time since early 2009. Muhlenberg blanked Widener (1-0) and Dickinson (4-0) despite facing 25 penalty corners in the two games, all but four of which came with the score tied or Muhlenberg clinging to a one-goal lead.

Porrini has been solid for the Mules all season, starting every game. Her defensive save in overtime against McDaniel helped pave the way for an important 4-3 win.

Porrini is the second Muhlenberg player to be named defensive player of the week this year; senior goalie Kristen Dornenburg was honored three weeks ago. The Mules (6-3) have allowed only 12 goals in nine games to rank third in the CC in fewest goals allowed. They will enter Wednesday’s home game against Bryn Mawr with an unscored-on streak of 157 minutes.