Sept. 4, 2007
American took home three Patriot League Women's Soccer weekly awards after the first week of competition. Kelsey Brasher, Irene Karistinos and Hannah Radley were named Patriot League BRINE Offensive, Defensive and Rookie of the Week, respectively. Holy Cross' Jessica Stone was honored as the Patriot League BRINE Goalkeeper of the Week.
Patriot League Women's Soccer Release - 9.4.07
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BRINE Offensive Player of the Week
Kelsey Brasher, American So., M Hagerstown, Md.
Brasher totaled a team-high seven points, including three goals, during an opening weekend which saw her team go undefeated. Brasher leads the League in shots, points, and goals after the first weekend of play.
BRINE Defensive Player of the Week
Irene Karistinos, American Sr., D Old Bethpage, N.Y.
Karistinos was a double-threat for the Eagles this past weekend, producing offensively and defensively. She recorded a goal in American's win over Richmond, and led a defensive unit that surrendered only one goal in two games played.
BRINE Goalkeeper of the Week
Jessica Stone, Holy Cross So., GK Rockville, Md.
Stone recorded a shutout in her first start of the season, to lead the Crusaders to a 3-0 victory at Albany. The sophomore from Rockville, Md. posted seven saves to go along with her shutout.
BRINE Rookie of the Week
Hannah Radley, American Fr., GK Greenbrae, Calif.
Radley was impressive in her debut weekend, allowing only one goal in two games played. She recorded a shutout on Saturday against Richmond, and also provided some offensive assistance, with an assist off a goalkeeper punt against Manhattan.
Jennifer Devarics, Bucknell
Jr., F, Emmaus, Pa.
Scored the game-winning goal in the 63rd minute in Bucknell's 1-0 victory over Sacred Heart.
Brigitte Fox, Navy
Sr., F, La Mesa, Calif.
Totaled two goals in two games, including the game-tying goal in Navy's 1-1 draw against Iowa.
Patriot League Notebook
Six in The Mix
Six of the eight Patriot League schools recorded a win during the first weekend of play. American, Holy Cross and Navy are the only schools to remain undefeated following the opening stanza, while Army and Lafayette still have yet to find the win column.
Lafayette and Navy each took part in a four-team tournament this past weekend, and the trend will continue in the upcoming weekend. American and Army will each hit the road to participate in tournaments, while Navy will be hosting its own tourney. So far, Patriot League teams are 1-2-1 in tournament-style play.
Almost A Clean Sweep
The American Eagles nearly swept the first installment of the 2007 Weekly Awards, thanks in large part to their stellar performance on the pitch this weekend. The Eagles won their two games by a combined score of 7-1, including a shutout over Richmond.
Patriot League Tournament
The 2007 Patriot League Tournament will be held Friday and Sunday, November 9 and 11 at the site of the highest-seed. The teams with the top four regular-season records will qualify for the Patriot League tourney.
American The Eagles got off to a great start in 2007, posting back-to-back victories to open the season. The Eagles also took three out of the four weekly award categories, led by Kelsey Brasher, who leads the Patriot League in virtually every offensive category.
Army Fell to Marist 2-0 in the season opener for both teams. The Black Knights travel to Pittsburgh to play two games in the Duquesne Invitational this weekend.
Bucknell dropped its season opener Friday night at Yale, but bounced back in thrilling fashion with a 1-0 defeat of Sacred Heart. The Bison face a tough test this week, as they will travel to No. 12 Rutgers to battle the Scarlet Knights on Wednesday.
Colgate split two games to open the `07 campaign, earning a 3-0 shutout victory over Albany, and dropping a 2-1 game at the hands of Siena. Junior forward Josie Johnson scored two goals in the opener against Albany.
Holy Cross opened the season with a respectable 3-0 victory over Albany this past weekend. Goalkeeper Jessica Stone led the way for the Crusaders, as she recorded a shutout.
Lafayette lost two games to a pair of Big East opponents this past weekend at the Villanova Tournament. The Leopards were shut out in both games.
Lehigh began the season with a 2-0 victory over Quinnipiac, before falling by the same margin to No. 12 Rutgers two days later. Senior Michaela Pawlewicz led a defensive unit that allowed only two goals over the first two games.
Navy The defending Patriot League champs remained undefeated after the first weekend of play, with a win over IUPUI and a 1-1 tie with Big Ten foe Iowa. Brigitte Fox scored two goals for the Midshipmen.