BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- Bucknell University goalie Alison Carter (Sr., Costa Mesa, Calif./Newport Harbor) made 27 saves in 102 minutes of play at the 2010 Eastern Championship to share the May 3 Women's Varsity Southern Division Defensive Player of the Week award.
The weekly honor marks the fifth of the season for Carter as she previously picked up the February 15, March 15, April 19 and April 26 Defensive Player of the Week awards. In addition, it marks the seventh weekly accolade of her career as she was recognized with the April 6, 2009 and March 31, 2008 Southern Division Player of the Week awards prior to the inception of the Defensive Player of the Week honor before the 2010 season.
Over the weekend, she posted five saves for the No. 19-ranked Bison against Princeton University in a 10-8 opening round loss, before tallying 12 stops in a 12-10 victory over Harvard University. In the fifth place game versus Brown University, she tallied 10 saves as the Bison upended the Bears 8-7 in overtime.
The saves increased her season total to 258 stops during 821 minutes of play in 26 games with 233 goals allowed for a 7.38 goals against average and .525 save percentage. For her career, Carter finishes with 718 saves and 667 goals allowed for a .518 save percentage to rank third in Bison history in saves behind Mandy Bynum '07 (963) and Lindsay Chesterfield '03 (892).