EDISON, N.J. - Goalkeeper Rebecca Thomas (Cape Town, South Africa) has been named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Water Polo Defensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week. The award, as announced by the conference on Tuesday, recognizes Thomas' efforts this past weekend at the Bucknell Invite.
Thomas had another solid weekend in the Marist cage, going 2-1 this past weekend at the Bucknell Invite. She recorded a .512 save percentage and a 8.4 GAA while only playing two and a half of Marist's four games. Thomas tied her season-high with 12 saves, for a .706 save percentage in a thrilling 6-5 victory over Brown, who defeated the Red Foxes twice last season. After registering two saves in just two quarters against #10 Princeton, Thomas got Marist back in the win column with an eight-save performance against George Washington.
This is the first second award of the season for both Thomas and the Red Foxes as she earned the same award last week after the first full weekend of the season. She also earned Defensive Player of the Week five times last season, leading to her Co-Defensive Player of the Year honor and All-MAAC Second Team selection.
Marist returns to the pool the weekend of March 2-3 when it hosts the Marist Invite at the McCann Natatorium. The Red Foxes will play DDO, a Canadian club team, twice as well as Notre Dame (Ohio).