Sept. 26, 2011
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Lock Haven's Kristi Shepps tallied an eight-point performance last week while Saint Joseph's Jordan Martin posted the first multi-goal game of her career, earning each Atlantic 10 Field Hockey Player and Rookie of the Week honors, respectively, as announced by the conference office Monday.
Shepps, the Lady Eagles leading scorer, led the Haven to a 2-1 week. The senior had three goals and two assists for a team-best eight points over the three-match span. In a 3-1 win over Saint Francis (Pa.), she scored the game-winner and added two assists. She followed that up with a two-goal performance in a 3-1 win over Georgetown.
Martin posted her first career multi-goal game as the Hawks fell to Delaware in a heartbreaking 5-4 loss. She tallied her first goal on a shot over the UD goalkeeper and scored her second by picking the ball up at midfield and beating the keeper one-on-one. The Nazareth, Pa., native has now moved into a tie for the team lead in goals with four on the season. The forward's four goals are already the most by a Hawk rookie since 2007.
About the A-10
The Atlantic 10 Conference was formed in 1976, is currently comprised of 14 member institutions and sponsors 21 championship sports. The mission and goal of the Atlantic 10 is to preserve, protect, and enhance the academic and athletic pursuits of the membership. The conference is committed to integrity, educational excellence and providing quality equitable championship experiences for more than 6,000 student-athletes, coaches, and support staff. The member institutions of the Atlantic 10 are the University of Dayton, Duquesne University, Fordham University, The George Washington University, La Salle University, University of Massachusetts, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of Rhode Island, University of Richmond, St. Bonaventure University, Saint Joseph's University, Saint Louis University, Temple University, and Xavier University.