October 22, 2012

UMW's Charney, Wickersham Named CAC Athletes of the Week

FIELD HOCKEY
        Mary Washington senior midfielder LISA CHARNEY (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) was selected as the CAC Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week while York freshman GK ABBY BAKER (Baltimore, Md./Mercy) was selected as the CAC Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week for Oct. 22, 2012.
        Charney is the CAC Offensive Player of the Week for the second-straight week and third time this season after scoring the game-winning goals in both UMW outings this week, which clinched the regular-season CAC title and top seed in the conference playoffs.  She scored the only goal of the match in a 1-0 OT win over St. Mary’s, then opened the second-half scoring against Wesley to help the Eagles to a 4-1 victory.
        Baker is the CAC Defensive Player of the Week after recording a pair of CAC shutout victories and leading the Spartans to earn a home game in the opening round of the 2012 CAC playoffs.  Baker led YCP past Frostburg State and St. Mary’s with six saves, including fending off some severe pressure late in the SMC contest.


VOLLEYBALL
        Mary Washington junior hitter KAITLYNN WICKERSHAM (Midlothian, Va./Manchester) and St. Mary’s senior setter DANI THORNE (Alexandria, Va./T.C. Williams) were named CAC Volleyball Co-Players of the Week for Oct. 22, 2012.
        Wickersham was selected for weekly honors after leading the Eagles’ victory over first-place Marymount with 16 kills and 11 digs.  She also added eight kills and 13 digs in Saturday’s Homecoming match vs. Mary Baldwin.
        Thorne shared the weekly award after contributing 94 assists (5.53 per set) and 33 digs (1.94 per set) and leading the Seahawks to a 4-0 week, including an important CAC battle vs. York that helped SMC move into a tie for third place.