NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass.—Junior UMass Boston women's soccer players Krista Ledin (Bridgewater, Mass.) and Brittany Castillo (Yarmouth, Mass.) have been named the Little East Conference Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, the league office announced Monday afternoon.
The junior classmates each scored in both Beacons this week, as UMass Boston recorded a comeback 3-2 victory at Wentworth before earning a huge Little East Conference victory over Western Connecticut State University Saturday afternoon.
Ledin picked up her second Offensive Player of the Year award in sixth in three seasons, after recording three goals and an assist in a pair of UMass Boston wins.
The junior forward from Bridgewater, Mass. registered a goal and added the game-winning assist in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Wentworth, before adding two markers in Saturday's win over Western Connecticut State.
She currently leads UMass Boston and the Little East Conference with her 14 goals, 33 points and is tied for first with her three game-winning goals.
Castillo has had a breakout season offensively and defensively for the Beacons, consistently proving to be a matchup problem for the opposition on both sides of the ball.
The junior back from Yarmouth, Mass. helped the Beacons earn their fifth shutout of the season Saturday by handing Western Connecticut State University their first Little East loss of the season. On the week, UMass Boston allowed just 1.00 goals against and 19 shots over two games.
Offensively, Castillo continued to thrive as well, recording goals in each contest, including her first career game-winner in the victory over Western Connecticut State. On the year, Castillo sits third on the Beacons and tops amongst UMass Boston defenders with her three goals, three assists and nine points.
UMass Boston will have a busy this week, as the Beacons travel to Salve Regina University Monday, host Western New England University Wednesday and then travel to Keene State College on Saturday for a huge Little East showdown.