October 30, 2012

UMW's Alter, Reynolds Gain CAC Athlete of the Week Honors

MEN’S SOCCER
        Mary Washington senior forward MATT ALTER (Rumson, N.J./Rumson Fairhaven Regional) was selected as the CAC Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week while York junior defender AARON BEALE (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) was picked as the CAC Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for Oct. 29, 2012.
        Alter was named the CAC Offensive Player of the Week award winner after scoring UMW’s only goal in a 4-1 setback at 14th-ranked Christopher Newport, then scoring one goal and assisting on the other for the fifth-seeded Eagles in Sunday’s 2-0 CAC playoff triumph at fourth-seeded Marymount.
        Beale was selected as the CAC Defensive Player of the Week for the second time in the last three weeks after leading two stellar YCP defensive performances.  The Spartans started by limiting Manhattanville, a playoff team in the MAC Freedom Conference, to just two shots in a 3-0 YCP win.  Beale then led the defense in Saturday’s 1-0 first-round CAC playoff win over St. Mary’s, in which the Seahawks managed two attempts.

WOMEN’S SOCCER
        Mary Washington junior forward ERIN REYNOLDS (Oakton, Va./Oakton) was named the CAC Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week while York sophomore goalie MELANIE GLESSNER (Waldorf, Md./Thomas Stone) was selected as the CAC Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for Oct. 29, 2012.
        Reynolds was selected as the CAC Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this year after pouring in four goals against future CAC rival Southern Virginia in a 5-2 UMW triumph.  Reynolds is tied for second in the CAC with 13 goals this season.
        Glessner was named the CAC Defensive Player of the Week for the third time this season after registering two more complete-game shutouts, giving her a team-record 14 this season.  She had a career-high 21 saves in a midweek scorelss draw at Catholic, then had three saves in Saturday’s CAC match against Wesley that ended in a shootout.

        Special Mention:  With both Wesley GKs injured, freshman forward CHELSEA MARRINER (Cape May Courthouse, N.J./Cape May County Tech) stepped between the pipes for the first time in her career and registered nine saves in 110 scoreless minutes of Saturday’s CAC first-round playoff game against York, which went to the seventh round of the shootout before YCP advanced in the tournament.