McDaniel's Sturgill, Dickinson's Kunkle Named Players of the Week
McDaniel sophomore Meghan Sturgill and Dickinson senior Marissa Kunkle were named the Conference's Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week in women's soccer.
Offensive Player of the Week
Meghan Sturgill, McDaniel
Sophomore, Forward/Midfield, Westminster, MD / Winters Mill HS
Sturgill led the Green Terror to its first 2-0 start since 2003 with a pair of goals and an assist in a 4-2 triumph against Ferrum.
Defensive Player of the Week
Marissa Kunkle, Dickinson
Senior, Perkasie, PA / Pennridge HS
Kunkle was the leader of a Red Devil defense that allowed just one goal on four shots at the cage in a 2-0 week. Dickinson downed Penn State-Altoona, 4-0, and handed Wilkes its first loss of the season, 2-1. For good measure, she also added what proved to be the game-winning tally vs. the Colonels.
Johns Hopkins' 31-match regular-season winning streak was snapped by Messiah as the Falcons blanked the Blue Jays, 4-0.
Freshman Lauren Schapiro (Stamford, CT / Stamford) tapped in a rebound in the 79th minute for her first collegiate goal to give Gettysburg a 1-0 win against Denison. Bullet freshman GK Eliza Gray (South Orange, NJ / Columbia) has not permitted a goal in 180 minutes of action.
Swarthmore, who had scored just once in its opening three matches, broke through with eight goals in an 8-0 blanking of Neumann. It equals the largest margin of victory in the Todd Anckaitis coaching era. Senior Mariam Vonderheide (Wellsville, NY / Wellsville) had a goal and three assists.
Dickinson first-year Jenna Lamb (Fairfax, VA / Robinson Secondary) and Ursinus senior Leah Shaw (Bordentown, NJ / Bordentown) share the Conference lead with four goals.
Four teams were listed in the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic regional rankings from September 4 – Johns Hopkins (1), Haverford (4), Gettysburg (5) and Swarthmore (8).
Centennial vs. NSCAA Ranked Teams (0-3-1)
Sep 1: #6 Emory d. Franklin & Marshall 1-0 (OT)
Sep 5: #5 Messiah d. #3 Johns Hopkins, 4-0
Sep 7: #3 Johns Hopkins tied #2 Emory, 2-2 (OT)
Sep 8: #15 Stevens d. Ursinus, 4-0