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Athlete of the Week: Tayler Siegrist

By Chris McCree

Sports Editor

 

Player Profile:

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Tayler Siegrist

Junior

Defender

Hometown: Madison, N.J.

Major: Management

 

Statistics:

Games: 2

Shots: 5

Goals: 2

Defensive saves: 1

 

After posting an 8-12 regular season record, Tayler Siegrist ’13 led the women’s field hockey team to a second-place finish in the Patriot League tournament this past weekend in Washington, D.C. During the team’s first-round upset of No. 1 American, Siegrist recorded her first ever multi-goal performance, propelling the team to its first championship appearance since 2008.

After scoring her first goal midway through the first half, Siegrist went on to net the game-winner for the Orange and Blue with just over three minutes left to play, breaking the 2-2 tie. The following day, Siegrist led the team with two shots on goal and recorded a pivotal defensive save late in the second half to keep the team’s deficit to just one goal. Despite her defensive efforts, the Bison were not able to pull off the win as Lafayette came away with a 3-1 victory.

This season, Siegrist was a crucial component to the team’s success. Even as a defender, Siegrist was active in the offense as she finished the year with a total of nine points and a career-best four goals. She anchored the Bison defense, leading the team with three defensive saves on the season. As a junior, the Orange and Blue will look for Siegrist to improve on her strong play next year and lead the team to another successful season.

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