Nov. 1, 2010

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA - University of Massachusetts Boston women's soccer player Katie Coscia (Pittsfield, MA) has been named Little East Conference Women's Soccer Goalkeeper of the Week for her play during the week of October 24-30, it was announced today by the conference. The honor marks the fifth time over the past two seasons that a UMass Boston keeper has been awarded the honor.

Coscia did not surrender a goal in 180 minutes of action to earn a pair of shutout victories for UMass Boston this past week. The native of Pittsfield, MA stopped six shots in the 2-0 win over Framingham State, while making five saves against Rhode Island College in the Beacons 2-0 shutout. She has not allowed a marker in her last 350 minutes of action, a streak spanning four matches.

The Pittsfield High School product is enjoying one of the greatest season in net by a UMass Boston keeper. Coscia owns a 1.13 goals against average in 1593:12 minutes of play to rank third among conference leaders, while posting a .821 save percentage to stand fourth in the LEC. The keeper is among the league leaders with seven shutouts (second) for a 0.39 shutouts per match (second) and 5.11 saves per contest (fifth), while owning a 12-4-2 record. Her 12 wins is a new program record while her seven shutouts on the year shatter the previous record of three. She currently owns a streak of 350:36 minutes without allowing a goal and has posted three consecutive shutouts.

The Beacons are enjoying one of the greatest seasons in school history, posting a 12-4-3 mark including a 4-3 standing in Little East Conference action to rank fourth in the LEC. For the third straight season they will host a quarterfinal playoff game on Tuesday, November 2 vs. the University of Southern Maine at 2:00 p.m. In their only meeting of the season, UMass Boston defeated Southern Maine, 4-1, on September 18.