CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- Neither Navy nor Colgate has ever missed the Patriot League Tournament. Only two games into the League season, it looks like those streaks have a great chance to continue in 2013.
Each school moved to 2-0 in Patriot League action with a victory on the road on Saturday. Navy took down Bucknell 9-3 in a snow-shortened game, while Colgate survived at Lehigh 10-9 in double overtime when Amanda O'Sullivan scored the game-winner.
American also holds an undefeated League mark after opening its slate with a 16-8 victory at home against Holy Cross. It was the first Patriot League win for Interim Head Coach Emma Wallace, who earned her first overall victory earlier in the week against Coastal Carolina.
Navy senior Jasmine DePompeo had eight goals and 10 assists in her team's three games last week, and was named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week for the second straight time on Monday. DePompeo is in the top five nationally in goals (29), assists (28) and points (57), and is now within 10 assists of the Patriot League career record of 134.
Five teams will play a mid-week game as Lafayette hosts La Salle on Tuesday and Wednesday's action includes No. 14/20 Navy at George Washington, No. 13/17 Massachusetts at Holy Cross, Fairfield at Lehigh and St. Bonaventure at Colgate. Saturday's League slate features Lafayette at Navy, American at Colgate and Bucknell at Lehigh, with Holy Cross hosting Denver in a non-League contest.
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*Navy and Colgate each moved to 2-0 in the Patriot League on Saturday.
*Both teams are home trying to get to 3-0 in League play this weekend.
*American won its Patriot League opener against Holy Cross Saturday.
*American Head Coach Emma Wallace earned both her first overall and first Patriot League win last week.
*Navy moved up one spot to No. 14 in Monday's deBeer Media Poll.
*The Mids had entered the IWLCA Coaches Poll at No. 20 last week.
*Navy has won eight straight League games and 12 in a row against League opponents.
*Lafayette's Addie Godfrey leads the nation in overall goals with 36.
*Navy's Jasmine DePompeo stands second in the country in assists (28), third in points (57) and fifth in goals (29).
*DePompeo is up to seventh in Patriot League history in points.
*She is 10 assists away from the all-time League record.
*Lafayette's Ana White is fourth in the nation in draw controls.
*Navy ranks in the top 10 in the country in both scoring defense and scoring margin.
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Navy, Colgate Take Early Command in League Standings
Navy and Colgate have combined for the past five Patriot League titles, and neither team has ever missed the Patriot League Tournament. Each squad is posititiong itself for success again after going on the road Saturday and moving to 2-0 in the Patriot League. Three-time defending champion Navy came away with a 9-3 victory in a snow-shortened game at Bucknell, while Colgate pulled out a 10-9 double-overtime win at Lehigh when Amanda O'Sullivan scored the game-winner. The Mids have made the Patriot League Tournament in each of their five seasons, while Colgate has reached all 12 League tourneys and won the title four times, most recently in back-to-back seasons in 2008-09.
American Gets Its Footing, Wins Patriot League Opener
While Navy and Colgate hold the lead, they are not the only undefeated teams in League action. American posted a 16-8 win over Holy Cross in its League opener on Saturday to cap a turnaround week. The Eagles also beat Coastal Carolina 16-4 on Wednesday as Interim Head Coach Emma Wallace earned her first overall and Patriot League wins after an 0-6 start. The Eagles got good play in net from freshman goalkeeper Teal Harrison who stopped 12 shots total and earned the win in both games.
Navy, Colgate Try to Extend Advantage at Home
Navy and Colgate can each inch closer to clinching Patriot League Tournament berths when they play at home on Saturday. The Mids welcome Lafayette, while the Raiders host American in a contest between undefeated League squads. Bucknell is at Lehigh in a matchup of teams looking for their first League win, while Holy Cross hosts Denver in a non-League affair. There are also five mid-week games as Lafayette hosts La Salle on Tuesday and on Wednesday Colgate welcomes St. Bonaventure, Lehigh hosts Fairfield, Holy Cross entertains No. 13/17 Massachusetts and Navy goes to George Washington.
DePompeo Off to Outstanding Start to Senior Season
Navy senior Jasmine DePompeo has two Offensive Player of the Year awards and a Tournament Most Valuable Player honor to her name, so it's rare she can accomplish something new. But DePompeo did just that on Monday when she earned consecutive Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week awards for the first time. The latest honor comes after she tallied eight goals and 10 assists in three games last week. DePompeo has scored at least five points in eight of nine games this season, and has four in every contest with a goal and an assist in each game. DePompeo is seventh in Patriot League history with 266 points, and her 124 assists are just 10 shy of the League record. She leads the Patriot League with 57 points and 28 assists this season.
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DePompeo's scoring prowess is not just the best in the Patriot League, but also among the top players in the nation. She stands third in the country with 57 points and second with 28 assists for the season. DePompeo also ranks fifth in goals with 29, but Lafayette's Addie Godfrey has the Patriot League lead there and is first in the country with 36 goals for the year. Lafayette's Ana White is fourth in the country with 6.11 draw controls per game. The Patriot League goalkeepers rate high, too, as Navy's Annie Foky stands eighth with a 6.91 goals against average and American's Teal Harrison and Holy Cross' Sarah Weber are tied for 11th in the country with 63 saves apiece. Navy ranks in the top 10 in the country in scoring defense and scoring margin, while White helps Lafayette stand 10th in the nation in draw controls.
Navy Rises to No. 14 in DeBeer Media Poll
The first loss of the season did not stop Navy's move up the national rankings, as the Mids inched up one spot to No. 14 in the deBeer Media Poll on Monday. Navy cracked the IWLCA Coaches Poll at No. 20 last week, but the latest rankings from the orgaization were not available Monday. The Mids were picked first in the Patriot League preseason poll as they try to become the second team to win four consecutive League titles. Navy claimed 72 points and all 12 first-place votes from the other six schools.
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OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK JASMINE DePOMPEO, NAVYSr., A, Sayville, N.Y. DePompeo earns the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week award for the second time this season and fifth in her career after three big efforts for the Mids last week. She opened it up by scoring five goals and adding three assists in a 15-12 loss to No. 4 Northwestern in a game the Mids were tied at 10-10 midway through the second half on Monday. DePompeo tallied two goals and three assists in an 11-10 overtime win against New Hampshire on Wednesday, then put up a goal and four assists in a snow-shortened 9-3 win over Bucknell on Saturday. She has scored at least five points in eight of nine games this season, and has four in every contest with a goal and an assist in each game. DePompeo is up to seventh in Patriot League history with 266 points, and her 124 assists are just 10 shy of the League record. She leads the Patriot League and is high on the national leaderboard with 57 points and 28 assists this season.
MIDFIELD PLAYER OF THE WEEK ANA WHITE, LAFAYETTEJr., M, Swarthmore, Pa. White continued her fine all-around play with four goals, eight assists, six ground balls and 13 draw controls in two games last week. Most of the damage came in a 16-6 win over Wagner on Wednesday when she put up three goals, six assists, five ground balls and seven draw controls. White also had a goal, two assists, a ground ball and six draw controls in a 19-7 loss to Delaware on Saturday. The Patriot League career record-holder in draw controls, White leads the League and ranks among the top players nationally with 55 for the season. She is named Midfield Player of the Week for the second time this season and extends her career total to nine, five more than any other player in the three-year history of the honor.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK JENNA FROST, COLGATESo., D, Swarthmore, Pa. Frost had two solid efforts in a 1-1 week for the Raiders which included a 10-9 double overtime win at Lehigh on Saturday. She had two ground balls and four caused turnovers in the victory as the Raiders moved to 2-0 in the Patriot League. Frost also totaled two ground balls and two caused turnovers in a 12-7 loss to Drexel on Wednesday, and leads the Patriot League in both ground balls and caused turnovers per game for the season. Frost is named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week for the first time.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK TEAL HARRISON, AMERICANFr., GK, Columbus, Ohio Harrison picked up a pair of victories between the pipes for the Eagles last week as American earned its first two wins of the year. She stopped seven shots in a 16-4 victory over Coastal Carolina on Wednesday, and made five saves as the Eagles opened Patriot League play with a 16-8 win over Holy Cross on Saturday. Harrison made 12 saves and had a .500 save percentage for the week. She is named Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the first time and is the first Eagle to claim the honor since 2010.
HONORABLE MENTION AMANDA O'SULLIVAN, COLGATESr., M, Centreville, Md. O'Sullivan had eight goals in two games last week, including the game-winner as part of a five-goal effort in a 10-9 double-overtime win against Lehigh on Saturday.
ALEX LUGOVINA, AMERICANJr., A, Scarsdale, N.Y. Lugovina had seven goals in two games last week, including five in a 16-8 win over Holy Cross on Saturday.
KATELYN MILLER, BUCKNELLJr., M, Reisterstown, Md. Miller had a career-high six goals in a 20-7 win at Presbyterian on Tuesday and also totaled six ground balls and five draw controls in two games last week.
ADDIE GODFREY, LAFAYETTESr., A, Princeton, N.J. Godfrey had seven goals in two games last week, with five in a 16-6 win over Wagner on Wednesday.
MEGAN PAYTAS, LEHIGHFr., A, Summit, N.J. Paytas had three goals and an assist in Lehigh's 10-9 double-overtime loss against Colgate on Saturday.