PHOTO CRED: Troy Parla
Lauren Slebodnick of the Boston Pride has been named the NWHL Player of the Week after stopping 21 of 22 shots on goal and helping to lead her team to a 2-1 victory in a hard-fought game against the New York Riveters this past Saturday. The 25-year-old Manchester, NH native has backstopped her team to victories in all three of her appearances and currently boasts a SV% of .932 and GAA of 1.33.
Slebodnick completed her collegiate career as the winningest goaltender in Cornell University history with 68, is second all-time for goals-against average (1.65), second all-time for shutouts (18), third all-time for save percentage (.924), and fourth all-time for saves (1668). She became the team’s starting goaltender in her junior year due to her early success, earning Second Team All-Ivy and ECAC Hockey Third-Team honors along the way. In the inaugural season of the Boston Pride, Slebodnick was a key factor in her team’s run to becoming the first-ever Isobel Cup Champions.
Slebodnick and her goaltending partner Brittany Ott have proved themselves to be a lethal tandem this season for the Pride, allowing a combined total of only 11 goals (a collective 1.10 GAA) so far and helping to keep the Pride’s record-setting undefeated streak alive after 10 games.