McGuigan & Rosas Earn Patriot League Weekly Honors

Linda Rosas & Molly McGuigan

Linda Rosas & Molly McGuigan

WEST POINT, N.Y. - After playing an instrumental part in Army's pair of shutouts in last week's 2-1-0 performance, capped by a runner-up finish at the Black Knight Classic, junior defender Molly McGuigan and sophomore goalkeeper Linda Rosas earned Patriot League weekly awards in Monday's announcement by the conference office.

Rosas, earning her first Brine Goalkeeper of the Week award, made 17 saves in a 2-1-0 showing that included a pair of blankings for a 0.67 goals-against average. She recorded her first career shutout in Army's 1-0 edging of previously unbeaten Seton Hall to start off the week.

The sophomore from Granada Hills, Calif., turned aside four shots in that win, then recorded six saves in Sunday's 1-0 blanking of Syracuse in the final round of the Black Knight Classic. Rosas, who made a diving save in the two shutouts, posted a career-high seven stops in a 2-1 loss to undefeated Iowa (8-0-0) in the opening round of the Classic. A starter in seven of Army's eight games, Rosas shows a 1.07 GAA and .833 save percentage for a 4-3-0 mark.

McGuigan earned her first Brine Defensive Player of the Week award this season and career fourth. She played a key role helping backstop the Black Knights to a pair of shutouts in 270 minutes of action last week. The two-time defending Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year recorded a defensive save in a 2-1 loss to unbeaten Iowa. With Army trailing 1-0, she knocked away a Hawkeye attempt on an open net opportunity.

Junior forward Kim An, named the Army Athletic Association Athlete of the Week after having a hand in scoring in all three games (two goals and one assist), earned honorable mention honors. She scored the game winner with 45 seconds left to lift Army to the win over Syracuse after tallying the equalizer against Iowa.

Rosas, McGuigan and An were named to the Black Knight Classic All-Tournament Team. It was the third straight year An was chosen and second straight for McGuigan. An is tied with three others for the lead in game winners (two) and shares seventh place in points (eight) in the league standings. Rosas lists second in saves (35) and third in GAA (1.07) and save percentage (.833).

Army, 4-4-0, heads to California this weekend to participate in the Under Armour Tournament where the Black Knights take on host Cal State Fullerton and Long Beach State in first time meetings.

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