Scavotto named NEWHA Defensive Player of the Week

Scavotto named NEWHA Defensive Player of the Week

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey senior goaltender Maddie Scavotto (Falmouth, Mass.) was selected as the New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) Defensive Player of the Week, as announced on Monday night.

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Scavotto helped guide the Hawks to an impressive 2-0-0 week, stopping 31 of the 32 shots she faced, while the team improved to 11-1-1 on the year.

During Saint Anselm's 2-1 victory against Franklin Pierce on Tuesday, Dec. 4, she stopped 22 of the 23 shots, including all 15 in the final two periods. In the Hawks 1-0 win against Wesleyan (Conn.) on Saturday, Dec. 8, Scavotto stopped all nine shots she faced for her third shutout of the season. The biggest save of the game came midway through the second period when the senior netminder stopped a penalty shot to keep the game scoreless at that point. 

On the year, Scavotto has a 7-1-1 record with a 1.21 goals against average and a save percentage of .936. In her career, she has an overall record of 36-5-6, 18 shutouts, a 1.07 goals against average, and a .932 save percentage. Her 36 career wins is tied with Hannah Synott '17 for fourth on the all-time goaltending wins list in the program history.  This is Scavotto's third NEWHA Defensive Player of the Week award in her career.

Scavotto and the rest of the Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey team returns to action for a pair of road games in Minnesota after the New Year. The Hawks begin their trip in St. Paul, Minn. at Hamline University on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 for a 6 p.m. puck drop at the TRIA Rink, which is the practice facility of the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League.