Golden, Allan Honored by Little East Conference

Oct. 26, 2009

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Two members of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's field hockey team have been honored by the Little East Conference.

Senior goalkeeper Seana Golden (Somerset, MA/Bishop Stang HS) has been named LEC Goalie of the Week, and freshman forward Erica Allan (Amherst, MA/Amherst HS) has been named LEC Rookie of the Week.

Golden posted an 0.41 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage in two games last week, making three saves and earning her second shutout of the season in blanking Eastern Connecticut Wednesday, then making 10 saves, allowing one goal and holding Framingham State to two goals in five shots in a penalty stroke shootout as the Corsairs won Sunday, 2-1. Golden made two saves in the shootout, while another shot missed.

Allan was the Corsairs' leading scorer with two goals and four points last week. She scored the second goal of the match against Eastern Connecticut, and then tied the game against Framingham State with a first-half goal. The Corsairs defeated the Rams in a penalty stroke shootout, and moved into sole possession of first place in the LEC as a result.

"In the past two weeks, Seana has really stepped it up," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Nicole Castonguay. "She came into the season with high expectations, but that pressure has passed. Seana is a big game player; this is the time of the season that she lives for. Erica is versatile, has explosive speed, and is the kind of player a defender dreads playing against. She is par of our class of eight freshmen who will contribute to our program in a big time way, and we are happy to have her on board."

The Corsairs are 11-5, 8-1 in LEC play. They will return to action when they host Salve Regina Wednesday evening. UMASS DARTMOUTH FIELD HOCKEY