CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Carlie Tarbell (Wakefield, Mass.), a junior goalkeeper on the 20th-ranked University of New Hampshire field hockey team, was named America East Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. It is the third consecutive week and fifth time this season she received the award.
Tarbell recorded her fourth America East conference shutout of the season and fifth consecutive shutout with a two-save effort vs. Fairfield University that backboned UNH to a second straight perfect America East record of 5-0. She recorded both of her saves in the first half of the 2-0 victory (Nov. 1 at Memorial Field).
Tarbell's shutout streak ended at 404 minutes, 50 seconds when Dartmouth College scored in the 50th minute of the Wildcats' 2-1 win Nov. 3. She recorded eight first-half saves to keep the Big Green scoreless in the opening 35 minutes and her save with 1:37 remaining in regulation preserved UNH's one-goal lead.
In 19 games this season, Tarbell has played all 1381:01 in goal. She has a 13-6 overall record with a 1.72 GAA, .755 save percentage and five shutouts. With those numbers, Tarbell is the America East leader in save percentage and ranks second in GAA. In five conference games, she went 5-0 with a 0.39 GAA and .895 save percentage to lead in both GAA and save percentage.
New Hampshire (13-6 overall) begins postseason play Nov. 7 with an America East Championship semifinal game against Fairfield. Game time at Memorial Field is 2 p.m. The winner of the game advances to the Nov. 9 title game – also at Memorial Field at 2 p.m.