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Bunch Named A10 Women’s Soccer Co-Defensive Player of the Week

by | Sep 26, 2022

Mary Grace Bunch has been a formidable force in between the pipes for the Wildcats.


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Having helped Davidson notch two shutouts this past week, Wildcat goalkeeper Mary Grace Bunch has been named Atlantic 10 Co-Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday afternoon.

It’s the sixth weekly honor of the redshirt senior’s career, and Bunch is the second Wildcat to earn an A-10 award this season, following Brooke Ditcham who was A-10 Co-Offensive Player of the Week Aug. 29. She’s sharing this week’s honor with VCU keeper Whitney Horton.

“We’re really pleased with Mary Grace, along with the team,” said coach Adam Denton. “Against Rhode Island, she came up with some key saves late in the game, which helped us earn three points. She’s shown great leadership and experience and, along with the team, is taking pride in not conceding goals.”

Bunch finished the week with nine saves, including six in the 1-0 win over Rhode Island on Sept. 22. She made four stops in the final eight minutes to help the Wildcats secure their first A-10 victory. Bunch had three stops in Sunday’s 3-0 win at St. Bonaventure.

For the season, Bunch has 24 saves and sports an 0.53 goals-against average and an .800 saves percentage.

Bunch and the Wildcats will visit Loyola Chicago in Atlantic 10 action Thursday night.

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