September 3, 2013

Three UMW Athletes Named as CAC Players of the Week

 University of Mary Washington sophomores Jenna Steele and Lizzie Weast, and freshman Emma Olson have been named as CAc Players of the Week for their respective sports for the week of September 2, 2013.


FIELD HOCKEY
        Christopher Newport junior midfielder TAYLOR YOUNG (Suffolk, Va./Lakeland) and Mary Washington sophomore forward JENNA STEELE (Rehoboth Beach, Del./Cape Henlopen) was selected as the CAC Field Hockey Co-Offensive Players of the Week while Salisbury sophomore back AMANDA COOPER (Berlin, N.J./Eastern Regional) was selected as the CAC Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week for Sept. 3, 2013.
        Young is the CAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week after scoring two goals in each game during CNU’s season-opening victories over Rhodes and Hendrix.  She added an assist against Rhodes, giving her nine points for the weekend.
        Steele is the CAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week after scoring a hat trick in a season-opening 6-0 win over host Rhodes, then adding two goals and an assist in Sunday’s record-setting triumph over Hendrix.
        Cooper was picked for the CAC defensive award after leading a defensive unit that allowed just four shots on goal in two games as the Sea Gulls captured top honors in a tournament at Wilkes.


WOMEN’S SOCCER
        Mary Washington sophomore forward LIZZIE WEAST (Midlothian, Va./Manchester) was named the CAC Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week while Christopher Newport freshman goalie HALEY CASANOVA (Ashburn, Va./Broad Run) was selected as the CAC Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for Sept. 3, 2013.
        Weast was named the CAC Offensive Player of the Week after she contributred to four of UMW’s seven goals in the opening weekend of the season.  Weast, who finished the 2012 season with a goal and six assists, had UMW’s lone goal in Friday’s loss at Shenandoah, then chipped in a goal and two helpers in Saturday’s victory at Ferrum.
        Casanova is the CAC Defensive Player of the Week after posting a pair of shutouts in her first weekend of college action.  She was credited with four saves and directed the CNU defense that controlled both Fredonia State and Meredith.


VOLLEYBALL
        Mary Washington freshman setter EMMA OLSON (Vienna, Va./Oakton) was named CAC Volleyball Player of the Week for Sept. 3, 2013, after leading the Eagles in the Virginia Wesleyan Invitational.  In addition to contributing 90 assists in 16 sets, she led the team in kills in three of UMW’s four matches, finishing with 45 and 34.3 hitting percentage.  Olson also added 37 digs, two service aces and four block assists for the Eagles.