Ventresca Named AMCC Defensive Player of the Week

Buffalo, NY- For the second time this season, D'Youville College goalkeeper Christina Ventresca (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara-Wheatfield) has been named by the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference as their Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week.

Ventresca backstopped two more shutout wins and the Spartans improved to 3-1-1 in AMCC play. October 8 versus Pitt-Bradford, the senior netminder made 3 saves in the 1-0 win. Four days later versus La Roche Ventresca made 5 saves in the 2-0 win. That was the seventh time this fall Ventresca has blanked an opponent, setting a new team record for shutouts in a single-season.

It has been a stellar final season for the senior. Ventresca leads all AMCC goalkeepers in goals against average (0.87), shutouts (7), and is fourth in save percentage (.810). Those totals are all career-best single-season totals.

Ventresca was named AMCC Defensive Player of the Week back on September 23 of this season.

"Christina is the heart and soul of this team," says Head Coach Lew Potter of his netminder.  "Our defense goes as she goes."

D'Youville currently sits in second place in the AMCC standings with a 3-1-1 record (7-4-3 overall) and will host rival Medaille College tomorrow (Oct. 15) at 7 p.m. on the Spartan's home field at the Riverside Athletic Complex (51 Ontario St.; Buffalo).