STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford's Jenna Hascher, a soccer goalie for Northwestern, has been named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week and Co-Freshman of the Week. She played in high school at Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich.
Hascher had a stellar week in net for the Wildcats as she posted shutouts in a 0-0 tie with Western Michigan University and 2-0 victory over Oakland to wrap up nonconference play. She saved a career-high seven shots against the Broncos and stopped two vs. the Golden Grizzlies.
The Northwestern keeper has shut out her last three opponents as the Wildcats also defeated Dartmouth on Sept. 8, marking the first time Northwestern has had three-straight shutouts since 2007. Hascher has not allowed a goal since Sept. 5 and is on a shutout streak of more than 356 minutes.
Hascher has played seven matches this year, starting five, and has allowed just three goals so far this season. Her goals-against average of 0.48 ranks fifth in the Big Ten.
Hascher shares the Freshman of the Week honor with Rose Lavelle from Wisconsin.