FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Salisbury sophomore Rachel Domanico and Christopher Newport junior Brittan Muir were named the CAC Field Hockey Players of the Week for Sept. 5, 2017.
Offensive Player of the Week
Rachel Domanico | Salisbury | So. | F
North Granby, Conn.| Granby Memorial
Salisbury sophomore Rachel Domanico was named the CAC Offensive Player of the Week after scoring three times in the Sea Gulls' opening two games of the year, including the game-winner in each contest. Domanico attempted just eight shots to score three times, putting five of her tries on target as Salisbury won both games in the Misericordia Tournament by 4-0 scores.
Defensive Player of the Week
Brittan Muir | Christopher Newport | Jr. | D
Springfield, Va. | West Springfield
Christopher Newport junior Brittan Muir was tabbed as the CAC Defensive Player of the Week after anchoring a back line in shutout victories over Virginia Wesleyan and DePauw. Muir and the defense limited the Marlins and Tigers to just nine total shots. In the squad's 6-0 victory over Virginia Wesleyan on Friday, the Marlins were held without a single shot for the first time since Sept. 7, 2014. Meanwhile, DePauw was limited to nine attempts on Sunday, marking just the sixth time in four years that the Tigers have been held to single digits. Muir also contributed her first defensive save of the year during the 4-0 triumph over DePauw. It marked her 11th career defensive save, moving her into a tie for second-place on the program's career charts.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL (9/5)
FROSTBURG STATE: Nicole Leighty, Sr., GK, Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright
MARY WASHINGTON: Izzy Scholz, Fr., F, Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's-Belfield
ST. MARY'S: Courtney Mellon, Jr., F, Mount Airy, Md./Urbana
YORK: Greta Plappert, So., F, York, Pa./Central York
NOTES AROUND THE CONFERENCE
Salisbury is ranked No. 3 in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Preseason National Rankings, while Mary Washington and Christopher Newport are receiving votes ... Christopher Newport freshman Lily Bryngelson kicked off her collegiate career with seven points, including three goals, in her first two contests. In her debut against Virginia Wesleyan on September 1, she became just the fifth Captain in program history to record two goals in her first collegiate contest after scoring once in both halves during the squad's 6-0 triumph over the Marlins. On Sunday, she returned to the field and contributed three more points during the team's 4-0 victory over DePauw. During the game, she notched her first career assist with a helper early in the second half before striking for her third goal of the week to help ice the victory. With that performance, she became the first Captain in program history to record at least seven points in her first two collegiate contests ... Senior Nicole Leighty posted 16 saves, just three shy of her career-high in Frostburg State's 4-0 loss at Dickinson. Freshman Gabby Rachuba led the Bobcats in shots with three ... Freshman Izzy Scholz scored a pair of goals in a 6-0 victory for Mary Washington over Nazareth College on Sunday in her first collegiate action ... Courtney Mellon helped St. Mary's to a 1-1 start in 2017. Mellon notched the equalizer in the second half and then had the deciding goal in the shootout as the Seahawks won the shootout, 1-0, for the 2-1 season-opening win at Goucher ... Salisbury senior goalkeeper Tressie Windsor notched a pair of shutouts in Salisbury's first weekend of action. In a pair of 4-0 victories at the Misericordia Tournament, the senior recorded three saves in the opener against King's (Pa.) College and followed that up with a four-save performances against the host Cougars ... York sophomore Greta Plappert had a great start to the 2017 season as she netted a pair of goals on three shots in the Spartans 7-4 loss at No. 1 and defending national champion Messiah on Friday night. The two goals match her total from her freshman year in 2016.
2017 CAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
|9/5||Rachel Domanico, SAL||Brittan Muir, CNU|