W&J’s Rena Israel Recognized As NCAA D-III Statistical Champion
Following an historic 2018 season, sophomore goalie Rena Israel (Wexford, Pa./North Allegheny) and the Washington & Jefferson College Field Hockey team recorded several NCAA Division III statistical champions.
Israel was recognized for leading the nation in Goals Against Average (0.28) and Save Percentage (.909). Meanwhile, the Presidents as a team, led all of Division III Field Hockey in Goals Against Average (0.30), Save Percentage (.903) and Shutouts Per Game (0.75).
In her first season as the Presidents’ starting goalie, Israel commanded one of the toughest defenses in all of Division III. Israel allowed just five goals over 18 games and compiled a 16-2 record with 14 shutouts. The sophomore picked up All-America honors from the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association and Synapse Sports. Israel was also named to the All-North Atlantic Region team by Longstreth. Israel claimed First Team honors from both the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and the Empire 8 Conference.
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