October 6, 2008

Four CUA Athletes Named Players of the Week

Four CUA Athletes Named Players of the Week

October 6, 2008

MADISON, N.J.- After a strong week in CUA sports, the Cardinals brought home four individual awards.  Four Cardinals were named "Player of the Week" for the Landmark Conference.  Two members of the field hockey team, and a member each from men's and women's soccer.

While helping his team go 2-0 for the week, Matt Brady (Woodbridge, Va./ Potomac) scored a pair of crucial goals to give the Cardinals two tight victories this past week.  He closed the week by producing the game-winning goal in the 102nd minute as Catholic outlasted Juniata 2-1 in double overtime to remain unbeaten in Landmark play.  Earlier in the week, he scored twice, including the match winner in the 90th minute as the Cardinals topped St. Mary's 3-2.  Brady was named "Offensive Player of the Week."

Catholic women's soccer goalkeeper Tere Rossi (Annandale, Va./ Falls Church) made a big impact in helping the Cardinals to a 2-0 week.  She stopped three shots, and conceded just one goal as her team opened Landmark play with a 2-1 win over Juniata.  Earlier in the week she recorded six saves as Catholic outlasted Stevenson 3-2.  For the week she posted nine saves, good for a .750 save percentage.  Rossi was named "Defensive Player of the Week."

Topping off an already great week for the Cardinals was the women's field hockey team who posted back-to-back shutouts and opened Landmark play with a 1-0 win over Juniata.  Ro Dixon (Ardmore, Pa./ Country Day Sacred Heart) was a strong contributor in a pair of wins this past week.  She scored the only goal of the match as the Cardinals bested Juniata 1-0.  She also led the team with five shots.  Earlier in the week she assisted on the game-winning goal, while also scoring one herself and producing a defensive save in a Catholic win over St. Mary's.  She finished the week with five points in two contests.  Dixon was named "Offensive Player of the Week."

Marian Cassilly (Gambrills, Md./ Archbishop Spalding) was a key contributor to the two shutouts this week.  She made a pair of saves as Catholic opened Landmark play with a 1-0 win over Juniata, and stopped three shots in a 4-0 whitewash of St. Mary's.  She played 140 minutes in goal without conceding a score over the week, and lowered her goals against average to 1.05.  Her four shutouts this season leads the Landmark.

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