Kathleen Boucher Named NESCAC Player of the Week

Kathleen Boucher

AMHERST, MA – Amherst College senior goalkeeper Kathleen Boucher (Washington, DC) was named the NESCAC Field Hockey Player of the Week for making 20 saves while allowing only two goals during a 1-1 week for the Lord Jeffs. Boucher is the first member of the Amherst field hockey program to be named NESCAC Player of the Week since Katherine Skrivan ’06 earned the honor Sept. 29, 2003, almost four years ago.

Boucher, a tri-captain for the Jeffs, kicked off her impressive week Wednesday evening, as she turned aside 13 shots before Amherst suffered a 1-0 overtime loss to visiting Springfield College. She rebounded on Saturday at Tufts University, making seven saves to help her squad hold on for a crucial 2-1 conference victory. In addition to having 10 penalty corners in the second half, the Jumbos out-shot the Jeffs 10-0 in the second stanza and 19-3 overall.

Thus far, Boucher has recorded a goals-against average of 2.18 and save percentage of .784, leading the Jeffs to a 3-2 overall record and 2-1 NESCAC mark. She has allowed only one goal in three of Amherst’s five games.

The Lord Jeffs return to action Wednesday, when they travel to Mount Holyoke College for non-conference match-up at 7 p.m.