Senior Earns Eighth SSC Defensive Player of the Week Honor of Her Career
MELBOURNE, Fla. (March 26, 2018) – After helping the Rollins women's lacrosse team topple top-ranked Florida Southern last week, senior goalie Malorie Olin has been named Sunshine State Conference Defensive Player of the Week, conference officials announced, Monday.
This marks the third Defensive Player of the Week award for Olin's senior season, and the eighth of her career.
Olin earned a new career high in saves in a game and became the program's all-time career leader in saves as the Tars went 1-1 in Sunshine State Conference action this week. Rollins toppled No. 1 Florida Southern, 11-10, and then squared up against No. 5 Florida Tech just three days later. Olin put up a total of 26 saves and added nine ground balls on the week.
In the Tars' big win over No. 1 Florida Southern, Olin posted up a career high 18 saves as she faced 28 shots on goal from Florida Southern. Olin added five ground balls on the evening as the No. 8 Tars handed the top-ranked Mocs their first loss of the season, snapping a 27 game regular-season winning streak and marking FSC's first regular season SSC loss in program history.
Against the fifth-ranked Florida Tech Panthers, Olin faced 27 shots, allowing 19 goals and earning eight saves while picking up four ground balls as the Tars faced their second Top-5 team in three days. With her sixth save of the game against Florida Tech, Olin became the program's all-time leader in saves, with 464.
Rollins returns to action on Saturday, April 14, when they host Saint Leo University at Cahall-Sandspur field on Senior Day. Game time against the Lions is set for 7:30 p.m. Fans who are unable to support the Tars in person can follow all of the action live on the Tars Sports Network, as well as with live stats on RollinsSports.com.
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