TUESDAY, MARCH 08, 2011
Tobin earns NLC “Player of the Week” honors
Sophomore goalie Karli Tobin was named the National Lacrosse Conference’s “Player of the Week” after posting a season-high 11 saves against No. 11 Vanderbilt, the league announced on Tuesday.
Tobin faced 30 shots from a skilled Vanderbilt squad. The second-year netminder recorded six saves in the opening half and five second-half stops to keep JU in contention. Tobin also forced three unsuccessful free-position shots and kept Vanderbilt scoreless through the game’s opening 14:30.
“We’re all happy for Karli Tobin on her well-deserved honor,” JU head coach Mindy McCord said. “Her many difficult saves gave us a boost and it’s great to see her rewarded for such an outstanding effort.”
Tobin is 3-3 on the season and will carry a .387 save percentage and an 11.42 goals against average into JU’s Wednesday night game against Atlantic 10-member Temple. Tobin has 42 saves overall with 28 coming in the second half of games. The late-game stops have helped the Dolphins out-score opponents, 40-28, in the second half this year.
Tobin shares the NLC award with Liberty freshman midfielder Nina Dunay and High Point’s freshman attacker Chelsea Thompson. Dunay had 11 goals in two games during the week while Thompson compiled seven goals in two games.
The Dolphins will next be in action tomorrow when it hosts the Owls at 7 p.m. at the Ashley Sports Complex.