LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. – Siena Women’s Soccer senior goalkeeper Liz Rogan and freshman striker Gabby Albano have been named the MAAC Wilson Defensive Player and Rookie of the Week respectively. The duo led the Saints to an undefeated record last week, with a scoreless tie at Cornell Friday night and a 2-0 shutout of defending America East Tournament Champion New Hampshire in the home opener Sunday at Siena Field.
A local product from nearby Wilton, N.Y. out of Saratoga Springs High, Rogan posted her first two collegiate shutouts last week while totaling 17 saves. Despite Siena being out-shot 22-3, Rogan made a career-high eight saves in leading the Saints to a hard fought road point against the Big Red. She then posted a new career-best nine saves to blank a UNH squad which had entered play unbeaten over their first three matches. Rogan, who has made an average of 7.8 saves to the tune of a stellar .816 save percentage over the Saints’ first four matches of 2015, currently holds a shutout streak of 202:31.
A native of Nesconset, N.Y., Albano scored her first collegiate goal in her only appearance of the week in Sunday’s victory over the Wildcats. She came off the bench to score what would ultimately prove to be the game-winning goal in the 41st minute, snapping New Hampshire’s 350-plus minute shutout streak to begin their season.
Now sitting at 1-1-2 overall on the young season, Rogan, Albano and the Saints continue their season long three-game homestand Sunday with a 5 p.m. kickoff against Binghamton.