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Hofstra's Jonel Boileau

CAA Field Hockey Weekly Report - Sept. 4

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          Release: 09/04/2012
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CAA Field Hockey Co-Player of the Week:
Jonel Boileau, So., Forward,  Hofstra

Boileau recorded a career-best three goals in the Pride's 5-1 victory over Saint Joseph's University on Sunday in Philadelphia. She tied the game at 1-1 18:59 into the contest and added the final two goals of the game to top her previous individual best of two goals, set in the season opener against Fairfield. She now has a team-high six goals on the young season.

CAA Field Hockey Co-Player of the Week:
Crystal Poland, Sr., Forward, Northeastern

Poland led No. 21 Northeastern its third straight victory on Sunday against Dartmouth with her fifth career hat trick. Poland's first goal came at the 2:55 mark, setting the tone for the Huskies. The senior then netted another score in the first half at 9:13 to put Northeastern up 3-1, and one more just over a minute into the second period at 36:58 to finish off the Big Green.

CAA Field Hockey Rookie of the Week:
Sarah Breen, Fr., Midfielder, Old Dominion

Breen scored a goal in both games last weekend as ODU went 1-1 against top-10 ACC opponents on the road. The freshman scored on the game's first penalty corner at No. 1 Maryland as the Lady Monarchs upset the two-time defending national champions 2-1. She also had a goal in a 5-4 setback at #8 Virginia. Breen leads ODU with three goals this season.



·         Three CAA schools are ranked in this week's NFHCA Top 25 national poll (Old Dominion - 5, Northeastern - 14, Drexel -18).

·         Three schools remain undefeated through two weeks of play - Drexel (4-0), Northeastern (3-0) and William & Mary (4-0).

·         William & Mary's 19 goals this season are the second-most in school history through four matches.

·         Hofstra sophomore Jonel Boileau scored a career-high three goals in the Pride's 5-1 victory over St. Joseph's Sunday afternoon

·         Following Drexel's win over St. Joseph's on Friday, the Dragons have won 17 straight matches  over Philadelphia-area schools.


Around the League:
Hawthorne Wins 300: William & Mary coach Peel Hawthorne won her 300th career match Sunday in the Tribe's 3-0 win over Liberty. She is the 13th coach in NCAA Divsion I history to surpass 300 wins, and the third CAA coach (Beth Anders - ODU, Cheryl Murtagh - NU) to hit the plateau.

Old Dominion Takes Down #1: Old Dominion defeated #1 Maryland 2-1 last Friday afternoon in College Park Md. Sarah Breen scored on a penalty corner to put the Lady Monarchs up 1-0. Kimberly Oakes scored the game winner for ODU late in the first half to secure the victory. It was the third straight regular season win for ODU against the Terps, and the first loss for Maryland in their home opener in 17 years.