Cardinals honored by numerous national outlets

WASHINGTON – Fresh off its first win over a ranked team since 2007, the CUA field hockey team moved into the national rankings on Tuesday as the Cardinals debuted at No. 17 in the Kookaburra/NFHCA Division III Coaches Poll.  At 6-0, CUA is off to its best start ever and has allowed just one goal in 420 minutes of action.

Also on Tuesday, the Cardinals checked in at No. 12 in the womensfieldhockey.com rankings and junior goalkeeper Krystyanna Ramsdell was named the Division III national player of the week by the same outlet.

One day after receiving Landmark Conference Defensive Player Of the Week accolades, Ramsdell was honored for her work in CUA’s two wins last week.  The Massachusetts native stopped a combined nine shots in the Cardinals victories, and earned her fifth shutout of the season on September 14 at Gettysburg.  She has allowed only a single goal all season, which came on a penalty corner in CUA’s 2-1 win over then-No. 8 Rowan on September 18.

CUA’s list of accolades continued with a No. 10 rating from fieldhockeycorner.com.  The Cardinals are one of only nine unbeaten teams in all of Division III and their computer rating of 96.9 is third best among all D-III schools in the South Atlantic region.

The No. 17 Cardinals will be back in action on Wednesday, September 22 when they travel to take on Mary Washington.  Game time is set for 4:30.

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