Fitzgerald Named Northeast Conference Defender Of The Week

Amanda Fitzgerald. Photo: FDU

Following a week in which Amanda Fitzgerald broke the Fairleigh Dickinson record for career clean sheets, the Holbrook native was named the Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

A graduate of Sachem East High School, Fitzgerald recorded 11 saves in two conference wins during the past week. 

She made six saves in the Knights’ 1-0 double-overtime win over defending NEC champion Central Connecticut State University. The senior goalkeeper then registered five saves in a 3-0 win over Sacred Heart. The win over Sacred Heart gave her 15 clean sheets for her career, a new school record.

This is the third time this season Fitzgerald has received conference Defensive Player of the Week accolades. Her first award came on September 10 for her efforts in matches against Monmouth and William & Mary and September 24 after posting a career-high 12 saves against West Virginia. 

This season, she has started 12 matches and has four clean sheets and a 0.96 goals-against average. In four conference wins this season Fitzgerald has allowed only one goal. 

“Amanda has taken her game to a higher level this year and it is great to see her skill set being seen in a leading light by others,” said Eric Teepe, FDU’s head coach.