GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – Senior back Shelby Bourn (Sidney, N.Y.) was the recipient of the first-ever North Eastern Athletic Conference Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week award after an outstanding effort for the Wells College field hockey team this past week, the league office announced Tuesday afternoon.
Bourn helped the Express split a pair of contests to open the season, as she was the anchor of a Wells defense that gave up just two goals on the week while also recording a shutout. The blanking came in a 3-0 win over New England College Sunday, where Bourn and the rest of the defense allowed their opponent to get just one shot off all afternoon.
Across a four-year career in a Wells uniform, Bourn has appeared in 47 career games and has posted nine defensive saves.
Field hockey is in its inaugural season as a conference-sponsored sport – Bourn is the first-ever player to collect weekly honors from the league. Wells did not earn a weekly award from their previous conference, the Atlantic Women's Collegiate Conference.
Wells hosts Morrisville State College this Saturday, Sept. 12 in the first-ever North Eastern Athletic Conference field hockey game at 1 p.m.