Former Seneca Valley High School graduate Victoria Pilpel has been voted the 2018 New England College Conference Field Hockey Goalkeeper of the year, it was announced this week.
Pilpel, a freshman at Becker College in Leicester, Mass. is the backstop for a defense that held opponents to a mere eight goals in conference play, with seven of those coming against top-seeded New England College. The Becker Hawks claimed the second seed in the NECC Tournament.
As a rookie, Pilpel started in 11 games for the Hawks, recording three shutouts, which is tops in the league. Her 1.81 goals-against average also leads the conference. Overall, the freshman had a .708 save percentage. Pilpel started in every conference game, recording a 4-2 record, and helping the Hawks clinch the second seed in the tournament.
Photos courtesy Becker College