Britten Vilander - Women's Water Polo
Iona college women's water polo junior Britten Vilander earned Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors on Thursday, March 9. She took home the accolade with 27 saves in goal in addition to six steals against two nationally ranked oppoents in No. 14 Indiana and No. 16 UC San Diego.
Vilander showed her prowess this past weekend at the Connecticut College Tournament, making a combined 18 saves and 20 steals over the course of a sweeping triple-header. Her most stat-stuffinf performance came in the first game against Cal Lutheran; she made eight saves and amassed eight steals.
The Gaels will open up MAAC play against the defending conference champions Wagner on Saturday, Mar. 18 in Villanova PA.