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Drake Chosen As NEWMAC Field Hockey Defensive Athlete of the Week

Drake Chosen As NEWMAC Field Hockey Defensive Athlete of the Week

Springfield, Mass. - October 29, 2018 - Springfield College's Emmalie Drake (Pittsford, N.Y.) was selected as the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Field Hockey Defensive Athlete of the Week after an impressive showing in the Pride's regular-season finale on Saturday.

The Physician Assistant major put together a standout outing in the cage to help the Pride secure a 3-2 win over MIT. The senior netminder faced 30 shots in the game and came up with 15 stops, including several critical stops late in the second half to preserve the win, as the Pride secured the No. 2 seed in the upcoming NEWMAC Championship. 

Springfield, which earned its best regular-season finish since 2008, will host a NEWMAC Championship Semifinal on Thursday night at 7 pm against the winner of the Mount Holyoke/Smith quarterfinal.