POMPONIO AND JIMENEZ SHARE WOMEN'S SOCCER WEEKLY AWARD
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Farrell Pomponio of Georgian Court University and Stephanie Jimenez of Felician College have been named the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Soccer Co-Players of the Week for the week ending Sunday, Sept. 26. Elin Nyman of Post University was the pick for Rookie of the Week.
Pomponio, a sophomore midfielder from Tuckerton, N.J., led GCU to a 2-0 week with two goals and one assist. She netted a corner kick and an assist in a win at Chestnut Hill. Jiminez, a senior forward from Fair Lawn, N.J., also had two goals and one assist on the week. She scored the winning goal against Post.
Nyman, a 5-10 freshman forward from Sweden, scored five goals last week in her first three appearances of the season. She notched a pair of goals against both Felician and Chestnut Hill and added a score against Molloy.
Jen Martino, Nyack (Fr., F, E. Patchogue, NY)-Had two goals and three assists last week, including a goal and three assists vs. Concordia.
Nicole Van Bourgondien, Philadelphia (So., M, Southold, NY) - Recorded the game-winning goal in the 88th minute in a 1-0 win over Holy Family.
Amber Schlosser, Georgian Court (Fr., F, Colts Neck, NJ) - Tallied three goals last week, including two scores in a win over Chestnut Hill.
Carly DiGiovanni, Chestnut Hill (So., M, Seaville, NJ) - Registered the game-winning goal in a 3-2 win at Post.
Caldwell - The Cougars played one game last week, a scoreless tie with Dominican on Wednesday. Junior goalkeeper Kristina Cabales made four saves for her second shutout of the season. Caldwell plays at Chestnut Hill on Saturday in a CACC match.
Concordia - This week, the Clippers will play in only one game, traveling to Georgian Court on Saturday for a 1pm CACC match.
Felician - Sophomore F/M Alysia Arcona tied a school record with three assists against Post on Wednesday. She is the first player in school history with two three-assist games. Felician defeated Post for the fifth consecutive year, and earned its first victory over Wilmington since 2008.
Georgian Court - Amber Schlosser (Fr.) scored all four of her goals this season in one calendar week (9/17-9/24). Farrell Pomponio’s (R-So.) has established a new career-high with her four goals this season. She scored two in 2009. After scoring just one total goal over their previous two contests (198:29), the Lions exploded for nine in their next two games (180:00) with four against Chestnut Hill (9/22) and five more against Bloomfield (9/24). GCU will host Holy Family University Tuesday afternoon in the Tigers’ first visit to Lakewood since falling to the Lions in last year’s title game while also playing Concordia College at home on Saturday.
Goldey-Beacom - The Lightning are on the program’s longest winning streak since winning four straight games to finish the regular season in 2005. Alex Smith has scored the first goal of the game in all three of the teams’s consecutive wins. The Lightning have already surpassed last year’s win total with three victories, and are one win shy of equaling their win total for the past two seasons (4). GBC seeks its first win over Chestnut Hill since 2008 when the two South Division foes meet Tueday night at Plymouth Whitemarsh HS Field.
Philadelphia - PhilaU won their second and third straight games this week, winning a thriller 1-0 over HFU along with a 3-1 victory at Dominican. The wealth was evenly spread, as four players scored the team’s four goals, including junior forward Trisha Sileo, sophomore midfielder Kristen Ferguson and rookie middie Carla Chmielewski and sophomore Nicole Van Bourgondien. This week, the Rams focus on a Tuesday (9/27) home match vs. WilmU and then a Homecoming contest vs. Nyack (10/1).
Post - Rookie Elin Nyman played her first three games of the season last week against Molloy, Felician, and Chestnut Hill, and scored five goals for 10 points. Nyman made an immediate impact to the program and in just week becomes the team’s scoring leader on the pitch. Looking ahead at this week’s schedule, the Eagles host Nyack Wednesday night before traveling to Wilmington on Saturday.