August 25, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- The Patriot League announced its weekly awards for Aug. 22-24 in women's soccer.
Patriot League Women's Soccer Weekly Awards
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JENNA FISHER, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Jr., F, Longmeadow, Mass.
Fisher scored a pair of goals as the Terriers opened the season with a pair of victories. In the opener against La Salle on Friday, Fisher netted the game-winner with seven seconds remaining in regulation for a 2-1 win over the Explorers. Two days later, the junior from Longmeadow, Mass. tied the match against Boston College in the second half as BU rallied to defeat the No. 19 Eagles 2-1 at Nickerson Field.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
NICOLE WAHLIG, LOYOLA MARYLAND So., D, East Meadow, N.Y.
Wahlig helped anchor the back line as the Greyhounds began the 2014 season with a 2-0 win over George Mason in the first game under new coach Naomi Meiburger. The sophomore from East Meadow, N.Y. won a number of aerial balls for Loyola that turned into offensive opportunities. Wahlig stopped a Patriots cross inside the box to thwart one scoring opportunity and the defense collectively held George Mason to just 12 shots and three on goal.
GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK
ASHLEY BLANKS, LEHIGH Sr., GK, North Andover, Mass.
Blanks recorded her seventh career shutout as the Mountain Hawks began the season with a 2-0 win over visiting Binghamton. In the 41st minute of a scoreless game, Blanks made a tremendous save by punching the ball off of the crossbar and collecting the rebound. Lehigh would score minutes later to take a 1-0 lead at halftime. The senior from North Andover, Mass. finished with six saves - three in each half.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
GRACE CORRELL, LEHIGH Fr., F, Bay Head, N.J.
In her first collegiate contest, Correll provided a spark off the bench in the Mountain Hawks 2-0 win over Binghamton. The Bay Head, N.J. native gave Lehigh a 1-0 lead and momentum by finishing a header for her first career goal just before halftime. With 13 minutes remaining in the match, Correll sent a cross that Darby Wiegand was able to head past the Bearcats goal for an assist on the insurance goal.
BRIDGET CONWAY, BOSTON UNIVERSITY So., GK, Norwell, Mass.
Conway came on to start the second half in goal with the Terriers trailing Boston College 1-0 and shut out the 19th ranked Eagles over the final 45 minutes as BU rallied for a 2-1 victory.
ELIZA DOLL, COLGATE Fr., M/F, Bethesda, Md.
Doll started and played all 180 minutes as the Raiders split a pair of games to open the season. The freshman assisted on both Colgate goals, including the game-winner in a 1-0 win at Providence.
ANNIE GALVIN, HOLY CROSS Jr., F, Attleboro, Mass.
Galvin scored the eighth goal of her career as the Crusaders opened the season with a 3-0 win over Siena.
CARLY MCCABE, HOLY CROSS Sr., GK, Barrington, R.I.
McCabe registered the 11th shutout over her career, stopping three shots in the Crusaders season-opening 3-0 win over Siena.
ALLIE PASQUARIELLO, HOLY CROSS Sr., D, Suffield, Conn.
Pasquariello anchored a back line that limited Siena to just three shots on goal in a 3-0 win and successfully defended the Saints eight corner kicks.
PAIGE ELLIOTT, LEHIGH Jr., D, Apison, Tenn.
Elliott provided veteran leadership for a young Mountain Hawks defense and limited Binghamton's leading returning scorer to just two shots in a 2-0 Lehigh win.
COLLEEN FOLAN, LOYOLA Sr., GK, Downingtown, Pa.
Folan posted her first career shutout with three saves against a George Mason team projected to finish in the top half of the Atlantic 10.
ROSY HAYES, LOYOLA Jr., M, Northport, N.Y.
Hayes scored one goal and assisted on the other as Loyola opened the season with a 2-0 win at George Mason.