Sept. 29, 2008
Two student-athletes from Lafayette and two from Colgate were honored with field hockey weekly awards. Lafayette's Maggie Condon was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week, while teammate Carolyn Cabrey was tabbed the Patriot League Rookie of the Week. After a 1-0 win over No. 18 Albany, Colgate's Kaley Zaharris was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week and Sarah Pedersen earned Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week honors.
Patriot League Field Hockey Release - 9.29.08
Offensive Player of the Week
Maggie Condon, Lafayette
Sr., M, Lake Bluff, Ill.
Condon recorded 10 points on five goals in a 3-0 week for the Leopards. The senior midfielder started off the week with a pair of goals in a 4-0 win over Monmouth. On Friday, Condon netted the game-winning goal in Lafayette's 3-2 overtime victory against New Hampshire. She then added two more goals in a 3-2 win over Radford on Sunday. Condon ranks first in the League in points with 23 (10 goals, 3 assists) and is first in goals.
Defensive Player of the Week
Kaley Zaharris, Colgate
Sr., D, Baltimore, Md.
Zaharris helped preserve Colgate's 1-0 victory over No. 18 Albany with a defensive save with 10 minutes left. The senior Raider was a key member of a defense that held Albany well below its 2.30 goals per game average. The Raider defense also did not allow a single shot on goal in a 5-0 victory over Bryant.
Goalkeeper of the Week
Sarah Pedersen, Colgate
Jr., State College, Pa.
Pedersen posted a shutout win over No. 18 Albany, making 10 saves. She also played the first half of Colgate's 5-0 win over Bryant. She currently has a string of 175 minutes in the cage without giving up a goal. This is Pedersen's first-career Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week award and the first for Colgate since the award was created in 2006.
Rookie of the Week
Carolyn Cabrey, Lafayette
Fr., D, North Wales, Pa.
Cabrey tallied her first career points in Lafayette's 4-0 win over Monmouth. The freshman defender recorded three points on one goal and one assist. She has started every game for Lafayette this season.
Kelly Bruvik, Bucknell
So., M, Skillman, N.J.
Tallied eight points in 2-0 week...Notched a hat trick versus Siena.
Lauren Carey, Colgate
Sr., D, Medfield, Mass.
Scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over No. 18 Albany...Had another score against Bryant.
Erin Singleton, Holy Cross
Sr., GK, Amesbury, Mass.
Made a season-high 11 saves in a 3-2 win over Dartmouth.
Patriot League Notebook
The Colgate field hockey program won its first game versus a ranked opponent last week when it defeated No. 18 Albany, 1-0, on Wednesday. The win was also a first versus a nationally-ranked team for Colgate Head Coach Cathy Foto in her 20-year career.
The win is the second against a team nationally ranked for the Patriot League this season. The other victory came on Aug. 31 when American defeated Albany as well when the Great Danes were ranked 19th.
Patriot League Play
The 2008 Patriot League portion of the season will kick off this Saturday. Colgate will host Lehigh, American will take on Holy Cross, and Bucknell will travel to Lafayette.
American earned the top spot in the 2008 Patriot League Field Hockey Preseason Poll, which was voted on by the League's six field hockey head coaches and six field hockey sports information directors. Coaches and SIDs can not vote for their own team. The Eagles came in first in the poll with 50 total points and 10 first-place votes. Lafayette was second in the poll with 36 points and earned the other two first-place votes. Rounding out the poll were, in order, Colgate (29 points), Bucknell (24), Lehigh (23) and Holy Cross (18).
Bucknell's game versus Siena on Saturday marked the 600th game in the history the Bison field hockey program. Bucknell has accumulated a record of 270-303-27 since the team began play in 1973.
"I thought our group just played great in overtime. I think it was easy to stay motivated because our players knew they were really in it the whole game. It never got out of their reach. It does show good determination." - Lafayette Head Coach Andrew Griffiths after a 3-2 overtime victory against New Hampshire
2008 Patriot League Championship
The 2008 Patriot League Field Hockey Championship will be held Friday-Saturday, Nov. 7-8 at the site of the highest seed. Two semifinal games will take place on Friday, Nov. 7 with the No. 1 seed facing the No. 4 seed and the No. 2 seed facing the No. 3 seed. The championship game will be played on Saturday, Nov. 8.
American Junior Savannah Graybill scored the Eagles' lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Richmond on Friday. American will open Patriot League play on Saturday hosting Holy Cross and will play La Salle at home on Sunday.
Bucknell Bucknell outscored its opponents 13-1 last week with a 6-0 win over St. Francis (Pa.) and a 7-1 victory over Siena. Sophomore Kelly Bruvik netted three goals against Siena for the first hat trick by a Bucknell player since 1999. Bruvik also had a goal versus St. Francis (Pa.) for eight points last week. Sophomore Morgan Kauffman paces Bucknell with eight assists to tie for the fifth-best single-season total in Bucknell history. She would need 10 to tie for the Bucknell single-season record.
Colgate With a 1-0 win over No. 18 Albany on Wednesday it marked the first win for Colgate over a nationally-ranked opponent and the first for Head Coach Cathy Foto. Colgate also defeated Bryant, 5-0, and has now posted three-straight shutouts for the first time since 1988. Senior Lauren Carey provided the winning goal against Albany and added another against Bryant. Junior goalie Sarah Pedersen made 10 saves in the win over Albany and has a string of 175 minutes played without surrendering a goal. Senior Maddie Watrobski became Colgate's all-time assists leader with two against Bryant, now with 22 in her career.
Holy Cross Holy Cross posted a 3-2 win over Dartmouth on Sunday. The Crusaders' Friday game versus Quinnipiac was cancelled due to weather conditions. Junior Courtney Callahan recorded three points in the victory with a goal and an assist. Her goal came with just under seven minutes left in the game to put the Crusaders up 3-2. Senior Erin Singleton made a season-high 11 stops and owned a .757 save percentage.
Lafayette Lafayette won all three of its games last week to close out a five-game homestand, going 4-1 over that span. The Leopards shutout Monmouth, 4-0, defeated New Hampshire, 3-2, in overtime, and earned a 3-2 win over Radford. Senior Maggie Condon collected 10 points last week on five goals, including the game-winner in overtime against New Hampshire. The Leopard defense held its three opponents to just 10 shots on goal. Senior Jaclyn DiSanti had one assist in each game and now has a team-high eight on the season.
Lehigh Lehigh dropped games to La Salle and Villanova over the weekend. Sophomore Taryn Hartzell netted her first goal of the season against Villanova. Lehigh hits the road this weekend to begin Patriot League competition on Saturday at Colgate and will play at Cornell on Sunday.