8:51 PM EDT, March 29, 2012
Anna Barnett, UMBC
Freshman, Midland, Texas, goalie
In her first career start, Barnett led the Retrievers to their biggest win of the season, an 8-5 upset of then-No. 13 Albany. She made nine saves, including four of five free-position shots, and had two ground balls and a caused turnover. In helping the Retrievers avenge their loss in last season's America East Conference tournament championship, Barnett stopped two free-position shots in the final 3:48 to preserve the win. Her .559 save percentage ranks No. 1 in Division I, and her 7.02 goals-against average is second; she plays about 25 minutes per game.
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