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Cranford Resident Hannah DeMars - University of Scranton Athlete of the Week

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SCRANTON, PA - Cranford resident Hannah DeMars, a junior at the University of Scranton has been selected Athlete of the Week for the week of Oct. 24.

DeMars, a mid-fielder on the women's soccer team played a key role in a pair of wins, helping the Royals clinch the top-seed in the Landmark Conference playoffs in the process.

DeMars scored a pair of goals in the Royals' 6-0 win over Goucher on Senior Day on Saturday at Fitzpatrick Field. She kicked things off with a header in the sixth minute, then scored again on a header in the 29th minute for a 3-0 lead. The two goals give her seven on the season, tied for second on the team and tied for fourth in the Landmark Conference.

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Three days earlier, DeMars helped Scranton withstand an early push by Penn State-Berks before settling down and controlling the action for most of the night in a 3-0 win. The shutout was impressive for two reasons - it came against a Nittany Lions offense that averaged 6.3 goals per match coming into the game, and it snapped their 11-match unbeaten streak.

DeMars now has career highs in goals (seven) and points (15) while collecting her first two match-winning goals of her career. She has helped the Royals win 12 straight and post 12 shutouts this season, the sixth-most in a single season in program history.

The Royals will wrap up regular season play on Saturday, Oct. 29, when they travel to Washington, D.C. to take on Catholic at 1 p.m.

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