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CAA Field Hockey Weekly Report - Sept. 11

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          Release: 09/11/2012
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CAA Field Hockey Player of the Week:

Crystal Poland, Sr., Forward, Northeastern

Poland led the No. 14 Huskies to two more wins over ranked opponents last weekend, accumulating five goals and an assist against No. 6 Virginia and No. 20 Michigan State. Poland scored the second and third goals for the Huskies in the 3-2 win over the Cavaliers and recorded her second hat trick - and third game-winner - of the season in the team's 3-1 win over the Spartans.

Poland now has 24 points (11g, 2a) in five games for Northeastern. She sits in fourth place all-time in NU history books with 61 career goals and eighth all-time with 139 career points.

CAA Field Hockey Co-Rookie of the Week:

Deirdre Duke, Fr., Forward, Northeastern

Duke scored the game-winning goal in the Huskies' 3-2 upset win over No. 6 Virginia on Saturday. To compliment her second career goal (and second game-winner), Duke tallied a total of eight shots and four shots on goal for NU against UVA and Michigan State over the weekend.

CAA Field Hockey Co-Rookie of the Week:

Mary Lynam, Fr., Forward, Drexel

Lynam scored the game-winning goal in the 78th minute of play to help Drexel defeat No.22 California, 3-2 Friday night. It was her second goal of the season to help extended the Dragons' winning streak to five matches

Conference Notes

Three CAA schools are ranked in this week's NFHCA Top 25 national poll (Northeastern - 7, Old Dominion - 8, Drexel -15).

Northeastern made the biggest jump in the polls this week of any school on the list by moving up seven spots (14-7). They have moved up 14 spots since thier No. 21 ranking in the preseason poll.

Northeastern and William & Mary are the two lone CAA squads that remain unbeaten through three weeks of play.

Five different Lady Monarchs scored a goal in Old Dominion's 5-1 victory over Radford Sunday afternoon.

William & Mary's 5-0 start is the best start to a year for the Tribe since 2006, and the fourth-best all-time.

Northeastern goalkeeper Lizzie Priest is now tied for fifth all-time in Northeastern history with 36 wins.

Sunday's win over Davidson was the 100th career win for JMU head coach Antoinette Lucas. Lucas is the third coach in school history to reach the century mark, joining Christy Morgan and Dee McDonough. In her nine-year career, Lucas owns a 100-70 record for a .588 win percentage.

Northeastern knocked off #6 Virginia 3-2 Saturday afternoon in a neutral field contest in East Lansing, Mich. Deirdre Duke scored the Huskies first goal in the third minute of play while Crystal Poland added two goals, including the game winner in the 59th minute.

Friday's night game (Sept. 14) between #8 Old Dominon and #1 North Carolina will be streamed nationally online at Game time is 6:00 p.m. in Chapel Hill, N.C.