April 11, 2006
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The collision course has been set for April 21 when Holy Cross hosts Colgate on Hart Field at 3 p.m. Both teams have clinched two of the Patriot League Tournament's four postseason berths and either could lay claim to the regular-season title and the home-field advantage that comes along with it with a victory.
However, the Raiders still must face American, a team that needs a win Saturday in Hamilton to clinch the third Patriot League postseason berth. In addition to the Eagles, which control its own postseason fate, three more Patriot League teams are fighting for two of the remaining postseason bids.
Patriot League Player of the Week
MADALYN BOOTH, Lafayette, Sophomore, Attack
Booth (Wallingford, Pa./Strath Haven) made history last week, dishing out a career-high and Patriot-League record eight assists in Lafayette's win over Central Connecticut. Booth also three goals in the win to finish the game with a career-high 11 points.
A two-time Patriot League Player of the Week selection this season (the first came on March 19), Booth finished the week with 21 points in three games for the Leopards, scoring eight goals and assisting on 13 more. She leads the Patriot League in points (64) and assists (35) and is averaging 5.33 ppg.
Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week
RACHEL PROWLER, Bucknell, Senior, Defender
Prowler (Philadelphia/Penn Charter) earned her first Patriot League nod of the season after recording six caused turnovers and five groundballs in two games for the Bison. Five of Prowler's six caused turnovers came in Bucknell's League win over Villanova, snapping a nine-game Bison skid.
Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week
SARAH COLLINS, Bucknell, Freshman, Attack
Collins (Golden Bridge, N.Y./John Jay) became the first Bison freshman this season to eanr Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors after scoring six goals and adding one assist and two draw controls. Three of Collins' goals came againt the Wildcats with the first two coming early in the contest when Bucknell jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead en route to a 13-4 victory. Collins is fourth in Patriot League rookie goal scoring (15) and fifth in points (20).
Helping Hand Madalyn Booth is just five assists shy of becoming the fourth active Patriot League student-athlete to rank in the League Top 10 all-time ... Old Enough To Vote Katie McVeigh and Patricia Sutton are tied for the most points in Patriot League games this season - 21 each.
American 3-1, 5-8 Patriot League
GOAL! The Eagles are one of three Patriot League teams to average double digits in goals this season (11.0 gpg) in League contests ... Almost There Moriah Linnell needs 11 assists to break into the Top 10 in Patriot League history.
Bucknell 3-9, 1-3 Patriot League
Three Musketeers The freshman trio of Bonnie Buechel, Sarah Collins and Jackie Bodnar are combing for 19.3 ppg ... Active Leader Emily Burman is the Bison active leader in goals (56) and points (69).
Colgate 8-5, 4-0 Patriot League
Next Katie McVeigh needs six more goals to move into third place all-time in Patriot League history ... The Seventh Sign The Raiders are the only Patriot League team to boast at least seven players with double digits in goals.
Holy Cross 9-4, 5-0 Patriot League
Milestone Head Coach Stephanie Pavlick earned her 50th career victory when the Crusaders topped American ... Three To Go Patricia Sutton needs just three helpers to move into 10th all-time in Patriot League history in assists.
Lafayette 4-8, 1-3 Patriot League
Growing Up Madalyn Booth has surpassed her freshman numbers for goals (23 in 2005, 29 in 2006)), assists (12, 35) and points (35, 64) ... Magic Number Leopards' Head Coach Kathy Frick's next victory will be the 75th of her career.
Lehigh 5-7, 1-3 Patriot League
When It's Okay To Be 100 Amy Chamberlain is one of five active Patriot League student-athletes with over 100 career points (120) ... More Than Half Sara MacIntrye and Amy Chamberlain have scored 54.0 percent of the Mountain Hawks goals this season (58).
Villanova 3-12, 0-5 Patriot League
Pressure The Wildcats lead the Patriot League in caused turnovers with 137 ... Nikki Bell leads the way with a Patriot League leading 2.5 per game (20) ... All By Myself Sixty-four percent of Villanova's goals this season are unassisted (65).