UMW's Jones, Olson Named CAC Players of the Week

Mary Washington athletes Morgan Jones (field hockey) and Amy Olson (women's soccer) have been named as the Capital Athletic Conference Athletes of the Week for the week of September 26.

FIELD HOCKEY
Mary Washington senior forward MORGAN JONES (Williamsburg, Va./Walsingham Academy) was selected as the CAC Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week while Salisbury goalie ANNA COOKE (Ann Arbor, Mich./Ann Arbor Pioneer) was selected as the CAC Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week for Sept. 26, 2011.
Jones tied a CAC record, becoming the eighth player in CAC history (and the first since 2007) to score four goal in a conference game when she found the back of the cage four times in Saturday’s victory at York.  Jones’ career-high total moved her into a tie for second place in CAC goals this season.
Cooke excelled in Salisbury’s midweek showdown against Messiah, recording four saves and allowing just one goal in the victory over the third-ranked Falcons.  She followed with the Gulls’ third shutout of the season Saturday vs. St. Mary’s.

WOMEN’S SOCCER
Mary Washington senior forward AMY OLSON (Crofton, Md./Arundel) was named the CAC Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week while Salisbury freshman goalie MICHELLE CONRAD (St. James, N.Y./Smithtown East) and Stevenson senior GK BRITTANY ROSS (Millersville, Md./Severna Park) were selected as the CAC Women’s Soccer Co-Defensive Players of the Week for Sept. 26, 2011.
Olson exploded for five goals in two matches, scoring the game-winner in both, to lead the Eagles.  Olson, who scored just one goal in UMW’s first six outings this season, registered the hat trick in a midweek win over visiting North Carolina Wesleyan, then tallied both goals in the Eagles’ 2-1 CAC win at Wesley Saturday.
In a week ripe with outstanding performances between the posts, Conrad led the Gulls to three wins, including an eight-save performance against Rowan early in the week.  She finished with one goal allowed and 14 saves on 26 shots in 258 minutes.  Ross, meanwhile, was the standout for the Mustangs, who went 2-0-1 this week, including a scoreless draw at Frostburg State in the rematch of the 2010 CAC title match.  She had eight saves in two outings, totaling 20 saves on 40 shots for the week while allowing two goals in 290 minutes.