Knipping Named AE Co-Defensive Player Of The Week
BERKELEY - For the fourth time in her career, the third time this season and for the second straight week, California field hockey goalkeeper Cato Knipping was tabbed the America East Co-Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the conference on Tuesday.
Playing in front of a packed crowd at Underhill Field for Senior Night and Pack The Stands, Knipping led the Golden Bears in blanking Stanford, 2-0, in the final home game of the year.
Knipping made five saves against the Cardinal, and Stanford brought a lot of offensive pressure, playing with a player advantage and no goalie for the entire match. Stanford out shot Cal, 13-6, and also garnered eight corners to one for the Bears.
In the conference rankings, Knipping ranks second in the America East in goals-against average at 1.24 and save percentage (.764). She also paces the league in shutouts with five. Knipping wasn't credited with a shutout last Friday because she was subbed out of the game in the final minutes.
Cal (9-4, 5-1) returns to the pitch on Friday, Oct. 29, at 11 a.m. at Monmouth to kick off the final weekend of the regular season. Knipping is sharing this week's defensive honors with Monmouth's goalie, Kate O'Hogan, who notched a five-save shutout last weekend.