Millen named defensive player of the week, Youtz to honor roll

Redshirt senior goalkeeper Lizzy Millen and senior forward Amber Youtz earned individual honors for Temple’s 2-0 start this past weekend.

Millen has been named the Big East Defensive Player of the Week, and Youtz has been named to the conference’s weekly honor roll.

Millen made five saves in the Owls’ opening matchups, posting a .833 save percentage.

She made two saves and allowed one goal in 63:23 of play in a 4-2 win against Northeastern on Friday night. On Sunday, Millen recorded three saves in Temple’s 2-0 shutout of former Atlantic 10 rival University of Massachusetts.

The Whitehall, Pennsylvania native started every game for the Owls last season, putting up a .766 save percentage, with a 2.03 goals against average and five shutouts.

Youtz, meanwhile, scored two goals in the win against Northeastern and one against UMass. She led the Owls in scoring the past two seasons, with 16 goals and 39 points in 2013, and 22 goals and 54 points in 2012.