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Field hockey players get PL, national honors

AU field hockey freshman attacker Irene Schickhardt was named the Patriot League's Rookie of the Week for her play in last week's action. She netted a hat trick in AU's 3-2 overtime win at Holy Cross on Saturday.

Schickhardt tied that game, 2-2, with four minutes to play before scoring the game-winner seven minutes into the overtime session.

It is the fourth time she has won the award.

Meanwhile, seniors Javiera Villagra and Heather Maranzano have been selected to play in the National Field Hockey Coaches' Association Division I North/South Senior All-Star Game.

Maranzano and Villagra are both midfielders. As of their selection, Villagra had started all 14 of AU's games, scoring 18 points while contributing two game-winning goals. Maranzano had played in all 14 games as well, starting in 10, and having ranked third on the team in assists.

The match is Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Louisville, Ky., the night before the NCAA Division I national final. If the Eagles are still playing, Maranzano and Villagra won't participate in the exhibition.

Biddulph, Nash win weekly league awards

AU volleyball senior middle blocker Cutrina Biddulph won the Baden Offensive Patriot League Player of the Week award this past week, while freshman setter Christina Nash won the PL Rookie of the Week honors.

Biddulph, in winning the award for the second time this season, averaged 5.00 kills per game over the span while also contributing eight blocks.

Nash, who has won her award for the second time this season as well, averaged 10.67 assists per game in three matches last week. She is fifth in the PL in assists per game.

Women's ice hockey splits weekend games

The AU women's ice hockey club team split a pair of weekend games, winning 5-2 over Rutgers on Saturday after dropping a 6-3 affair to Delaware the night before.

In Saturday's contest, freshman Kaitlyn Whitman scored a hat trick to lead the Eagles.

Friday night's contest saw the Eagles fall behind, 4-1 to the second-ranked side in the league, then pull back within a goal, before falling to defeat.

The Eagles return to action Saturday night against Virginia in a home contest at the Ft. Dupont Arena. Admission is free.

Men's soccer snowed out of Penn State game

The AU men's soccer team did not play its scheduled out-of-conference game at Penn State Wednesday due to snow. There will be no make-up.

The Eagles' next game is Saturday at Patriot League foes Bucknell, who along with AU are part of a five-way tie for PL first place. The top four PL teams qualify for November's league playoffs.

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