PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Louisville and Syracuse claimed the first BIG EAST field hockey weekly awards for the 2010 campaign. Louisville senior Nicole Youman was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the week, while Syracuse sophomore Iona Holloway was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week.
Youman tied a school record with five goals and 12 points in the Cardinals’ 9-0 win over Central Michigan Sunday. Her performance tied former Cardinal great Jessica Javelet’s mark for single-game goals. Youman is now tied for second on the school’s list for career assists (35) and needs three more to tie for first.
Holloway helped lead the Orange to its fourth consecutive 2-0 start. The Glasgow, Scotland, native not only scored a goal in her first career start, she helped anchor an Orange defense that allowed only two shots against Northwestern. Her stellar play continued Sunday, helping SU limit Northeastern to just seven shots in the 4-1 Orange win.
Syracuse’s two-game winning streak to start the 2010 season marks the fourth consecutive 2-0 start for the Orange. Connecticut has now won its last eight season-openers and has outscored the opposition by a 29-2 margin in those games. Georgetown’s 2-0 weekend marks the first season-opening victory for the Hoyas since 2003 and the first 2-0 start since 2000.
BIG EAST WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Allison Angulo, Connecticut, Jr., M/F
Leonie Geyer, Syracuse, Fr., B/M
Sarah Mansfield, Connecticut, Fr., GK
Briana Pereira, Georgetown, So., GK
Catherine, Shugrue, Georgetown, So., F