Dec. 13, 2010

CENTERVILLE, MA - University of Massachusetts Boston women's ice hockey player Leah Hallett (Rocky Hill, CT) has been named the Eastern College Athletic Conference East Women's Ice Hockey Goalie of the Week for the week of December 6-12, it was announced today by the conference. She earns the honor for the first time this season and the sixth time during her career. She is the only player in school history to garner the award six times in her career.

In two games, Hallett was outstanding posting a 2-0 record on the week while recording a 1.50 goals against average in 120 minutes of action. The junior stopped 62 of 65 shots for a gaudy .954 save percentage. Hallett registered 25 saves in a 6-2 win over Wesleyan University on Friday and then made 37 stops to lift UMass Boston to a 2-1 win over Colby on Saturday. During the win over Wesleyan, the netminder recorded her 1,600th career save.

A graduate of Kingswood-Oxford School, Hallett has started eight of nine contests on the year, playing in 477:33 total minutes to rank 17th in the country among Division III goaltenders while posting a .923 save percentage. The junior has been very active, averaging over 31 saves per game and combined to make 100 saves in back-to-back games vs. Norwich University (53) and Saint Anselm College (47) earlier in the year.

Hallett already ranks among the best goalies in school history, ranking first all-time in saves (1,661), minutes played (3,123:26), games played (54), and second with a .917 career save percentage. The Connecticut native owns a career GAA of 2.90 to place fifth all-time at UMass Boston and her six career shutouts total rank tied for first all-time for the Beacons. She set the school standard for minutes played in a season with 1925:49 in 2009-10 and broke the mark for saves in a game with 56 vs. Middlebury College on January 20, 2009.

The Beacons are currently 4-5-0 on the season, including 2-5-0 in ECAC East. UMass Boston is coming off back-to-back wins for the first time this season with victories over Wesleyan and Colby and will be in action again when it hosts the 4th Annual Cod Fish Bowl on Sunday, January 2 with the first game between Trinity College (CT) vs. St. Mary's College (MN) beginning at 1:00 p.m. while the Beacons will host Bowdoin College at 4:00 p.m.