Duke sophomore goalkeeper Piper Hampsch has been selected as Duke’s PNC Achiever’s Student Athlete of the Week after a remarkable nine saves against the nation’s 13th-ranked team, Princeton Saturday.
The Blue Devils had a 3-1 victory on Princeton’s home turf, with no small thanks to Hampsch’s strong performance in the goal. Duke’s 18th-ranked field hockey team improved to 2-3 on the season while the Tigers fell to 0-3.
Princeton drew three penalty corners in the first quarter, creating significant scoring opportunities. Hampsch provided saves on all three, finishing the first period with three stops. She had four saves in the last quarter to earn her second victory of the year.
In this game the Hopedale, Massachusetts native registered nine saves making this a season-high and the second most of any game in her career. Hampsch had a career-high 19 saves during the overtime thriller at North Carolina last April.
The Blue Devils return home to open ACC play, Friday, Sept. 17 against Wake Forest. It is scheduled for 4 p.m., and will be televised on RSN (Regional Sports Network).
PNC Achievers is a student honors platform that is active at nearly 20 schools and universities across PNC Bank’s service area. Honorees are selected locally by designated panels at each respective school, using a set of criteria that includes athletic accomplishments, academic achievement, community service and student leadership.