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Vilander named MAAC Defensive Player of the Week

          Release: 03/09/2017
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY - Iona Water Polo junior Britten Vilander was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the conference Thursday afternoon.

In two contests this week against No. 14 Indiana and No. 16 UC San Diego, the junior totaled an outstanding 27 saves and six steals.

In Iona’s defeat to Indiana, Vilander made 13 saves and allowed 15 goals, while adding one steal. The following afternoon, the Santa Barbara, California native stopping 14 shots from UC San Diego, and grabbed fives steals against the No. 16 team in the country.

On the year, she now has a .464 save percentage and has amassed 22 steals.

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