Women’s Soccer Defensive Athlete of the Week
Maya Nielan, MIT (Freshman, Danville, Calif.)
In a 2-0 week that featured victories over No. 6 nationally-ranked Brandeis University and Lesley University, freshman Maya Nielan registered her first two goals of her collegiate career as a defender. Additionally as part of a strong MIT defense, Nielan and her teammates held the nationally-ranked Judges' potent offense which reached the national semifinals a year ago to just six shots - four on goal - to lead MIT to its first win against Brandeis since 2014. Her second collegiate goal came as MIT's fifth of the game against Lesley and on top of her outstanding offensive efforts, held the Lynx to just six shots on goal to aid the Engineers to a 2-0 start to the year.