Oct. 17, 2011
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.- Temple's Bridget Settles helped her team remain undefeated in league play while La Salle's Lisa Shaffer continued her dominant performance in net to earn each Atlantic 10 Field Hockey Player and Rookie of the Week honors, respectively.
Senior co-captain Bridget Settles continued her impressive run this season, scoring on a penalty stroke in overtime to give the Owls a 2-1 win over La Salle, keeping Temple unbeaten in the A-10. Settles also recorded an assist on the Owls' game-winning goal vs. Richmond earlier in the week. The Haddon Township, N.J., native has scored on all three of her penalty stroke opportunities this season and leads Temple with 14 goals. She is nationally-ranked in scoring and her 39 career goals rank sixth all-time at Temple.
Shaffer extended her shutout streak to 181 minutes dating back to second half vs. Sacred Heart (10/2) before giving up a second half goal to Temple. The redshirt freshman allowed only one goal during regulation 10 on 10 play. Having faced 35 shots on the weekend, the Hershey, Pa., native made 18 saves and allowed two goals in 142:39 minutes, stopping 18 of 20 shots for .900 save pct on weekend. Shaffer ranks among the nation's leaders in saves and save pct.
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.