Krystyn Elek Named NESCAC Player of the Week

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Junior goaltender Krystyn Elek has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week four times in her career.
AMHERST, MA – Amherst College junior goaltender Krystyn Elek (Summerville, SC) was named the NESCAC Women’s Ice Hockey Player of the Week for leading the Lord Jeffs to a pair of victories over 10th-ranked Trinity College this past weekend. This is the fourth Player of the Week honor of Elek’s illustrious career.

Elek made 52 saves and allowed just a single goal during a 2-0-0 weekend for the Jeffs. On Saturday at home against the Bantams, Elek stopped 25 shots in a 3-0 shutout victory. She followed on Sunday at Trinity with 27 saves during a 3-1 win, improving Amherst to 4-0-0 overall and in the NESCAC. On the weekend, Elek posted a remarkable .981 save percentage.

Through the first two full weeks of the season, Elek leads the NESCAC in goals-against average (0.67) and save percentage (.973), as she has once again led the fourth-ranked Jeffs to the top of the conference standings. Amherst is tied with Middlebury (4-0-1/3-0-0 NESCAC) for first place and is the only team in the conference yet to lose or tie a game.

Three of the Jeffs’ next four games (all of which are on the road) are against teams nationally ranked in the top 10. After facing archrival Williams and unbeaten Middlebury this weekend in crucial NESCAC games, Amherst will have nearly a month of rest before returning to the ice to take on sixth-ranked Gustavus Adolphus and ninth-ranked Saint Thomas.