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October 20, 2008 CAC Announces Weekly Award Winners For Oct. 20, 2008

Mary Washington junior field hockey defender JACI MARSHALL (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) , St. Mary's freshman men's soccer midfielder BRIAN PAYNE (Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall) and York junior men's soccer forward JON PORTS (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh), Stevenson freshman women's soccer forward Stephanie Eyler (Thurmont, Md./Catoctin), Gallaudet senior volleyball middle hitter LUDMILA MOUNTY-WEINSTOCK (Takoma Park, Md.) and Mary Washington junior volleyball hitter ANN LUTKENHAUS (Richmond, Va./Douglas Freeman) were selected as the CAC Players of the Week for Oct. 20, 2008.

 

FIELD HOCKEY

Mary Washington junior defender JACI MARSHALL (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) was named the CAC Field Hockey Player of the Week after leading the Eagles to a pair of non-conference shutout wins over Sweet Briar and Roanoke. Marshall and the UMW defense, which has allowed just one goal in the last 295:39, held the two foes to just four total shots. The Eagles are riding a six-game win streak and have won eight of their last nine.

 

MEN'S SOCCER

St. Mary's freshman midfielder BRIAN PAYNE (Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall) and York junior forward JON PORTS (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) were named the CAC Men's Soccer Co-Players of the Week for Oct. 20, 2008.

Payne scored the game-winning goal in two SMC victories, one that clinched a CAC playoff berth for the Seahawks. Payne opened the scoring in a 3-0 win over an improved Gallaudet squad, then scored the last goal in a 2-1 road win over Randolph-Macon.

Ports assisted on the first goal, then scored the third goal in Saturday's 4-0 victory in the battle of unbeatens against Mary Washington. Ports, the leading scorer in the CAC, has helped the Spartans win all 15 games this season andmove up to the No. 2 ranking in NCAA Division III.

 

WOMEN'S SOCCER

Stevenson freshman forward STEPHANIE EYLER (Thurmont, Md./Catoctin) was named the CAC Women's Soccer Co-Players of the Week after breaking the CAC record for goals in a season. Her six goals last week in wins over Marymount and Gallaudet raised her season total to 21 scores, topping the previous CAC mark of 20 goals in a season set by Goucher's Sarah Weaver in 1997 and equaled by Salisbury's Kate Weaver in 2006. With two regular-season games remaining and at least one CAC playoff game, Eyler needs one point to tie Sarah Weaver's CAC record of 48 points in a season.

 

VOLLEYBALL

Gallaudet senior middle hitter LUDMILA MOUNTY-WEINSTOCK (Takoma Park, Md.) and Mary Washington junior hitter ANN LUTKENHAUS (Richmond, Va./Douglas Freeman) were named the Capital Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week for Oct. 20, 2008.

Mounty-Weinstock had 11 kills and a .474 hitting percentage in leading the Bison to its fifth win in the last six matches and move into a tie for third place in the CAC standings with a victory over Wesley. The win helped GU clinch a berth in the 2008 CAC playoffs.

Lutkenhaus keyed a pair of victories on consecutive nights for the Eagles. She had 17 kills and 18 digs as UMW erased a 2-1 deficit to defeat Virginia Wesleyan. Lutkenhaus then posted nine kills in a shutout victory over CAC rival Marymount.