Oct. 24, 2011
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.- Richmond's Katelin Peterson scored three goals and an assist in a 2-0 week for the Spiders earning the senior Atlantic 10 Field Hockey Player of the Week honors. Fellow Spider Rebecca Barry and La Salle's Colleen Kempf each netted two goals against conference rival Saint Joseph to earn Atlantic 10 Field Hockey Co-Rookie of the Week honors.
Peterson's 11th goal of the season and the 42nd of her career came as the game-winner in a 1-0 win over Radford, moving her into fourth on Richmond's all-time career list in goals. Earlier in the week, the Escondido, Calif., native scored two goals and had an assist in the Spiders' 6-3 conference win at Saint Joseph's. Peterson is now fourth at Richmond in points (108), goals (42) and tied for fourth in assists (24).
Barry is in the top-10 in the league in points in conference games with seven points in four conference games. The freshman from Limerick, Ireland, scored two goals in Richmond's 6-3 win over Saint Joseph's on Friday, one of which was the game-winner.
Kempf scored the first two goals of her career to lead La Salle past conference foe Saint Joseph's, 2-1. The rookie, who had only attempted 5 shots on the season coming into the game, came off the bench in the second half as a sub and netted both of her squad's goals for the important conference win.
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.