CAA Field Hockey Weekly Honors -- Sept. 24
Taylor West • James Madison
Princess Anne, Md./Pocomoke, So., Forward
West broke out offensively for the Dukes during an impressive 2-0 week, notching five goals and 12 points in back-to-back shutout wins. She recorded her second hat trick of the season in a 4-0 win over VCU on Friday, then tallied two goals and two assists in a 7-0 rout of Appalachian State on Saturday. It’s the second Player of the Week nod for the sophomore, who leads JMU with 10 goals.
Elise DiDonato • Drexel
Mt. Laurel, N.J./Bishop Eustace Prep, Sr., Midfielder/Forward
DiDonato, a co-captain for the Dragons, showed her true leadership and played a huge hand in helping Drexel capture two tough road wins last week. She scored a goal and dished out five assists -- including a career-high four helpers in Thursday’s 6-1 win against Kent State. Versus then-No. 10 Iowa on Saturday, DiDonato’s presence was felt again as she registered one goal and assisted on the eventual game-winner in the 2-1 victory.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Meghan Winesett • Delaware
Centreville, Va./Westfield, Fr., Forward
Winesett helped the Blue Hens earn a 1-1 split over the weeked by registering two goals and one assist in a crucial, 4-3 victory versus Bucknell on Sunday. The freshman ranks second on the team this season with four goals and two assists for 10 points. She is also one of three UD freshman to have scored at least two goals this season, along with Esmee Peet and Maddie O’Beirne.