With the first three weeks of the 2017 season in the books, we take a look at D3 Women’s Soccer’s top goalkeepers so far. Who is your vote for the top Goalkeeper in D3 Women’s Soccer?
Cast your vote at the bottom of the page – voting ends at 6:23pm on September 29th
Rankings and stats are through games played 9/21
Lawton, Daly & O’Sullivan/Moravian
Jessica Lawton, Sr./Jamie Daly, So./Siobahn O’Sullivan, Fr.
OK, so this is supposed to be a poll for the best keeper in D3, but we simply couldn’t exclude the Hounds’ netminders who are currently unbeaten (6-0-1), and haven’t allowed a goal in 562 minutes of play.
Jessica Lawton, Jamie Daly, and Siobahn O’Sullivan have split time in net for Moravian in their six games, with each of the three having two starts. Daly has been credited with three wins, O’Sullivan two, and Lawton one – Daly was tagged with the tie. The Hounds are one of three teams atop the D3 stat-sheet with a .000 goals-against average.
Nicole DiPasquale – So./TCNJ
Sophomore keeper Nicole DiPasquale has left the back of the Lions net untouched in six games this season and has logged all but 46 minutes in net, making 11 saves in 497 minutes between the posts.
With a .000 goals-against average, TCNJ as a team is tied for the best mark in all of D3, and DiPasquale is one of five keepers with perfect marks in the GAA category.
Emma Greenfield – Fr./WashingtonU
Freshman Emma Greenfield has spent 444 minutes between the posts for defending National Champion WashingtonU. The Bears are off to a 7-0 start, have allowed just two goals, and are on a four-game shutout streak.
Greenfield has allowed just one goal with nine saves, and has been credited with four shutouts. Her .202 goals-against average ranks 13th in D3.
Natalie Robinson – Jr./Pacific Lutheran
Pacific Lutheran has run off five straight shutouts, and both their losses were just 1-0 contests. Junior keeper Natalie Robinson has spent all 644 minutes between the posts and has made 20 saves to post a 0.140 goals-against average. That mark is currently 5th in D3.
Ciara Boucher – Sr./Springfield
Springfield’s Ciara Boucher recently earned ECAC Division III New England Region and NEWMAC Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week honors. Boucher was outstanding in net for the Pride as the maroon and white picked up two shutout victories over No.12 Amherst College and Coast Guard in its NEWMAC opener during the week.
In Springfield’s 2-0 win over the Mammoths, Boucher made a career-best 11 saves, before adding in four stops in a 5-0 win over the Bears. Her .169 goals-against average ranks 6th in D3.
Jordanne Ellingboe – Fr./Hope
Freshman goalkeeper Jordanne Ellingboe has logged 513 minutes between the posts for the Flying Dutch, having allowed just one goal with 19 saves with four shutouts. Her .175 GAA is the 6th best in D3.
A late goal allowed during the final minute of Hope’s 1-0 loss to Kalamazoo was the first scored against Hope since late in the second half of the September 1 match against Milwaukee School of Engineering — a stretch of 462 minutes.
Rachel Wilson-King – Sr./Macalester
With a recent 1-0 cleansheet against Luther, Macalester netminder Rachel Wilson-King was credited with her second consecutive shutout and has yet to allow a goal in 409 minutes in the Scot net. She currently has 28 saves on the season, included a 7-save game while spending all 110 minutes in net during the Scots’ scoreless tie with St. Catherine’s.
Malone/Donovan – UChicago
Once again, we couldn’t overlook multiple keeper system. At UChicago, the goalkeeping duo of Miranda Malone and Katie Donovan have the Maroons sitting in the top-spot in the rankings. Both have allowed just a single goal, with Malone logging 319 minutes in net and Donovan putting in 270 minutes. Donovan is credited with five wins, while Malone has two.