Bison Athlete of the Week: Sandita McDermott

By Chris McCree

Sports Editor


Player Profile:

Sandita McDermott



Rhinebeck, N.Y.

Major: Economics/ International Relations



Games: 2

Saves: 17

Goals against: 1

Season save percentage: 83.7%


Carried by spectacular play by goalkeeper Sandita McDermott ’13, the women’s soccer team transformed its season with two crucial wins against Patriot League opponents Lehigh and Lafayette. In arguably her best two-game performance of her career, McDermott recorded 17 saves and surrendered just one goal against two tough opponents. On Friday, Oct. 21 McDermott recorded her fourth shutout of the season during the team’s 1-0 victory over the defending champion Mountain Hawks. Two days later, she followed this impressive game play with a nine-save performance against Lafayette, allowing the team to clinch a 2-1 win and raise their league record to 3-3.

After the two wins, McDermott was named Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week for the first time this season and increased her season save total to 77. All year, McDermott has been a strong point for an Orange and Blue squad that has certainly had its ups and downs. Coming into the weekend, the team stood at the bottom of the league standings and needed both wins in order to have a chance for a postseason bid. McDermott and the rest of the team look ahead to their upcoming matchup against Navy tomorrow. Playing at Emmitt Field, the team will depend on McDermott to control the Navy attack and carry the Bison to a Patriot League tournament appearance.

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