Hat Trick Earns DeParto Player of the Week Honor

MADISON, N.J. – Susquehanna freshman women’s soccer player  Marissa DeParto (Franklin Lakes, N.J./Indian Hills) picked up the first conference honor of her career as she was named the Landmark Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday.

The Crusaders went 1-1 in their two games last week, with a narrow, 1-0 loss against Dickinson and an 8-0 blanking of Penn College.

DeParto started both games and tallied three goals, all coming in the win against Penn College. She fired off a game-high 11 shots, six of which were on goal, en route to her hat trick and the SU victory.

This season, DeParto appeared in all 14 games and started eight. She leads the team with five goals, including one game winner, and two assists for 12 points. DeParto also leads the squad with 31 shots.

SU is 5-8-1 on the season, including a 1-2-0 mark in Landmark Conference games, but has won two of its last three matches.

After having the weekend off, the Crusaders are back on the field Wednesday with a 3:30 p.m. game at Juniata.