HAMDEN, Conn. Quinnipiac University women's lacrosse goalkeeper Hannah Nelson (Glastonbury, Conn.) concluded the 2009 season as the National Statistical Champion for save percentage. Nelson's mark of .547 was the best in the nation as she allowed 86 goals, while turning aside 104 shots on the season. Nelson also posted an 8-3 record during her senior season, helping the Bobcats finish the year with the fifth-best winning percentage in the country (.813.) and a program best record of 13-3.
"Hannah is a great goalkeeper who had a great career for Quinnipiac," said Head Coach Danie Caro. "I am very happy that she finished the season as the NCAA Statistical Champion for save percentage. It is a true indicator of how well she performed for us this season."
Nelson's save percentage is six points better than second-place Chelsea Wagner (.541) of Sacred Heart. The top three figures come from the Northeast Conference with Central Connecticut's Alice Lee (.526) finishing third. In her career, Nelson has a 9.36 goals-against average, 417 saves, 103 ground balls and a program-record 25 wins.