CHESTNUT HILL'S LAUREN RIIFF CLAIMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS FOR WOMEN'S SOCCER
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Lauren Riiff of Chestnut Hill College has claimed Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Soccer Player of the Week honors for Monday, Oct. 24. Natalie Migoya of Caldwell College was tabbed Rookie of the Week.
Riiff, a 5-6 senior forward from Clementon, N.J., helped lead Chestnut Hill to two important wins in a 2-1 week with 11 points behind five goals and one assist. She tallied a pair of goals and one assist in a 3-2 win over Holy Family and followed with three goals in a road win at Concordia.
Migoya, a 5-6 freshman forward from Lincoln Park, N.J., registered one goal and two assists in a 2-0-1 week. She assisted on the game's lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Molloy and scored a goal and assisted on the game-winner against Concordia.
Shealyn Sullivan, Georgian Court (Sr., GK, Buffalo, NY) - Did not allow a goal and made 17 saves in a 3-0 week for the Lions.
Megan Tole, Holy Family (Jr., F, 5-2, Philadelphia, PA) - Scored two goals (both vs. Post) and added one assist in two games last week.
Melissa Copeland, Philadelphia (Jr., F, Islip Terrace, NY) - In a 1-0-1 week, recorded one goal and one assist.
Kelly Williams, Goldey-Beacom (Jr., F, Copiague, NY) - In two matches last week, tallied one goal and three assists.
Olivia Antonopoulos, Dominican (So., F, Baldwin, NY) - Notched the game's lone goal in a victory over Chestnut Hill.
Bloomfield - Bloomfield senior forward Christine Rutherford (North Arlington, N.J.) tallied her seventh goal of the season in the team's loss to Saint Thomas Aquinas College Monday, placing her in the top 15 in the CACC for total goals.
Caldwell - The Cougars won two games and tied another last week to improve to 7-6-2 on the season. The first career goal by freshman midfielder Emily Boehler allowed Caldwell to defeat Molloy 1-0 on Monday. Freshman goalkeeper Robin Franchi made five saves, including one on a penalty kick, for her first career shutout. On Friday, freshman Natalie Migoya, senior Giana Scerbo and freshman Megan Ferrara found the net in a 3-1 victory over Concordia. Against Wilmington on Saturday, junior goalkeeper Kristina Cabales registered a career-high 18 saves in a 0-0 tie for her third shutout of the season. The Cougars can finish as high as second place in the CACC with victories in their final two games at Felician on Tuesday and at home against Goldey-Beacom on Friday.
Chestnut Hill - During opening announcements on Saturday, October 22, the Griffins recognized Co-Captains, forward Lauren Riiff (Clementon, NJ) and defender Lauren Brown (Camden, DE), as part of annual Senior Day celebrations. Brown is a two-time All-CACC performer who earned the team's Coach's Award in 2009 and the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in 2010. Riiff is the program's all-time leader in goals (46), points (110), and shots (263). She is a three-time All-CACC selection, including the conference's Player of the Year in 2009. That same year, Riiff was recognized as the team's MVP and a Daktronics All-East Region performer.
Concordia - The Clippers will play their final two regular season games this week. Their first match will be a non-conference showdown at Molloy on Wednesday, October 26th. Concordia will then host Bloomfield on Saturday for their last conference game of the season.
Dominican - The Lady Chargers extended their winning streak to four games after a 1-0 victory over Chestnut Hill. The team stands 6-6-1 overall this season and improves to 5-4-1 in CACC games.
Georgian Court - The Lions honored seniors Kelly Lyons, Alexa Niro, Candace Seaton and Shealyn Sullivan prior to its 3-0 defeat of Felician College Saturday afternoon. Seaton collected her program-leading 30th career assist in the contest. Lyons registered the 71st career goal of her illustrious career. Sullivan solidified her 10th career shutout with Saturday's 3-0 win. GCU, winners of three straight, ends the CACC portion of its schedule with Tuesday's match at Goldey-Beacom.
Philadelphia - The Rams were able to shut out Bloomfield, but played C.W. Post to a draw earlier in the week. After another week of action the women maintain a perfect conference record. This week, the Rams host West Chester University on Wednesday (10/26) before the start of the CACC tournament on Nov. 1.
Post - The Eagles have two more games remaining on the schedule, including a non-conference battle with St. Thomas Aquinas on Tuesday. The final regular season game of the season will be played at Dominican later this week.