Nicole De Almeida

Nicole De Almeida

Keene State's standout defensman Nicole De Almeida (Nashua, N.H.) has been awarded with her first Owl Athlete of the Week award. De Almeida has been a work force all season long for the Owls women's soccer team on the back line of defense. The Owls posted their first two shutouts of the season this week, defeating Framingham State 8-0 on Wednesday, as well as defeating conference opponent Eastern Connecticut State 1-0 in 2OT on Saturday. De Almeida has played in, and started in every game for the Owls since her freshman campaign racking up one goal and putting up eight career shots through this season. De Almeida's speed on defense has held opponents to just a 1.73 GAA, good for fourth in the conference.