Oct. 31, 2011
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.- Richmond's Katelin Peterson earns Atlantic 10 Field Hockey Player of the Week after scoring three goals and two assists in a 2-0 week for the Spiders that clinched the top seed in the A-10 Championship. La Salle's Lisa Shaffer recorded her third shutout of the season against conference rival Saint Louis to earn Atlantic 10 Field Hockey Rookie of the Week honors.
Peterson assisted on the game-winning goal in Richmond's 1-0 victory over Massachusetts on Friday and notched her third-career hat trick and assisted on the fourth goal in the Spiders' 4-1 victory over La Salle Sunday that clinched the top-seed in the A-10 Tournament. Peterson is fourth at Richmond in career points (116), goals (45) and assists (26). The senior led the A-10 in goals, points and assists in conference play.
Shaffer stopped one shot on Friday for her third shutout of season in 3-0 win over Saint Louis. The win earned the Explorers their first trip to the A-10 Field Hockey Championship since 1997. Later in the week the Telford, Pa. native topped three shots in loss at Richmond. Shaffer came into week leading the nation in 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.