Bullet Shot: Athlete of the Week

Photo credit: Gettysburg Office of Athletic Communications

Photo credit: Gettysburg Office of Athletic Communications

By Claire Healey, Sports Editor

The Gettysburg College women’s lacrosse team has been dominating opponents this season and are now looking to make a strong playoff run.                       As the third ranked Division III team in the nation, the Bullets have been strong both offensively and defensively this season.

Leading the charge on defense has been senior goalie Shannon Keeler. She has been a starting goalie for the Bullets since she was a first-year and she will be missed next year.

Keeler recently became Gettysburg’s all-time career wins leader, overtaking Kristen Krammer ’10 for the spot. She improved to 59-11 against Bryn Mawr on April 22 and has only improved the record since, with Gettysburg wins over McDaniel and Washington College.

Against McDaniel, Keeler had three saves, which allowed Gettysburg’s offense to drive up the score. While facing Washington College, Keeler had seven saves. Combined, the Bullets only allowed three goals in the game against Washington.

Keeler and the rest of the Gettysburg seniors were honored before the game against Washington College for the four years of hard work and dedication they’ve given to the Gettysburg women’s lacrosse team.

The Bullets will now look towards their Centennial Conference playoff run as they locked up the first seed in the conference. This will give Keeler and Gettysburg home field advantage, and means Gettysburg will host the conference title game.

Keeler will be leading Gettysburg from the net and continuing the impressive numbers she’s had all season.

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Author: Claire Healey

Claire Healey '18 is a sociology major with a minor in education. She is currently the editor of the sports section and has been a staff writer for the sports section since her freshman year. She is a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and has served on their executive board for two years. She also volunteers with the Challah for Hunger organization on campus.

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