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McMullan Named Ivy League Co-Defensive Player of the Week

Erin McMullan. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Erin McMullan. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Limited Holy Cross to One Goal in Final 30:43

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale senior goalkeeper Erin McMullan (Wading River, N.Y.) was named Ivy League Co-Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after helping the Bulldogs to a season-opening 10-8 win vs. Holy Cross Saturday at Reese Stadium.

McMullan and the Yale defense clamped down on the Crusaders in the second half Saturday, limiting Holy Cross to just one goal in the final 30:43. That enabled the Bulldogs to rally from a 7-3 halftime deficit and come away with a 10-8 win. McMullan finished with seven saves, and she was also a key part of starting Yale's 9-for-9 performance on clears in the second half. She allowed only four goals from the field in the game.

McMullan, a political science major in Ezra Stiles College, extended her streak of consecutive starts to 19 on Saturday. She is currently ninth on Yale's all-time list for career goals-against average at 11.50.

McMullan is the first Bulldog to earn the Ivy League's Defensive Player of the Week Award since goalie Whitney Quackenbush '12 won it Mar. 21, 2011. The last Bulldog to earn any weekly award from the league was sophomore attacker Nicole Daniggelis (St. James, N.Y.), who was named Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week Apr. 1, 2013.

Prior to Yale, McMullan attended Shoreham-Wading River, where she was an honorable mention All-American in 2010.

Yale visits Sacred Heart Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (, Yale Sports Publicity