CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- A pair of Seawolves who have led Stony Brook to the program's first-ever 4-0 start are the America East Player and Defensive Player of the Week for the period ending February 26. Junior midfielder Demmianne Cooke (Nesconset, N.Y./Smithtown East) repeats as Player of the Week and sophomore goalkeeper Frankie Caridi (East Northport, N.Y./Commack) captures the defensive award. Boston U. freshman attacker Mallory Collins (Boston, Mass./Thayer Academy/Loomis Chaffee) is the Rookie of the Week.
Cook had another strong week, setting the Stony Brook single-game goal record at Monmouth in the Seawolves' only game of the week. Cook scored nine goals, including six in the first half. She also caused one turnover, picked up a ground ball and controlled three draws.
Cook is currently among national leaders in points (third), points per game (eighth), and goals per game (second).
Caridi manned the net in Stony Brook's fourth victory of the season, stopping eight of the 12 shots she saw for a .667 save percentage. In the win against Monmouth, she allowed just four goals while causing a turnover and collecting three ground balls. Four of her saves came on free position attempts as Caridi remains undefeated as a collegiate goalkeeper.
On the season, Caridi is averaging 4.71 goals against with a .485 save percentage.
Collins averaged 2.5 goals per game in her first two collegiate appearances with the Terriers last week. The rookie attacker scored on both of her shot attempts against UMass in the season opener Wednesday, then notched her first career hat trick against #19 Harvard on Saturday. She also controlled a draw in the loss to the Crimson.
No. 19 Albany (1-1) traveled to Chapel Hill, N.C. this past weekend to face No. 3 North Carolina, after a 90 minute delay due to tornado watches, the teams took the field for the second meeting in history... The Tar Heels, coming into the game 3-0, took a quick lead to maintain momentum en route of a 16-7 victory... The Great Danes produced seven goals with two from Mel Rorie (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn) and Rachael Burek (Rensselaer, N.Y./Columbia), while Rachel Bowles (Cicero, N.Y./Cicero-North Syracuse), Amanda Pollock (Syracuse, N.Y./Liverpool) and Kathleen Lennon (Sea Cliff, N.Y./North Shore) each grabbed one goal each... Anna Berman (Garnerville, N.Y./North Rockland) made eight stops against a top offensive unit... Rorie scored her 80th and 81st career goal at North Carolina... Albany will continue its road-game stretch with a matinee at Marist College on March 3.
Binghamton University (0-1) fell to St. Francis (Pa.) 16-12 in its season opener at the Bearcats Sports Complex over the weekend... The Bearcats dug an early hole, falling behind 5-1, but roared back to even the game at five thanks to a 4-0 run fueled by a pair of goals from senior Lis Zuern (Cicero, N.Y./Cicero-North Syracuse)... However, the Bearcats were unable to stop St. Francis junior attack Danielle Conwell, who scored a devastating nine goals against the Binghamton defense... The Bearcats took a brief lead in the second half, going up 10-9 on a goal from junior Katherine Hunsberger (Cortland, N.Y./Cortland)... The ensuing 5-0 Red Flash run ended any hopes of a Binghamton comeback... Zuern finished the game with a hat trick to lead the Bearcats, while Hunsberger recorded a stat line of two goals, one assist, two caused turnovers, two ground balls and three draw controls... The Bearcats return to action next Saturday, March 3 when they host Big East member Connecticut at noon from the Bearcats Sports Complex... Binghamton is 0-2 all-time versus the Huskies.
On Wednesday, the Terriers’ second-half comeback fell short at Massachusetts, as the Terriers (0-2) lost 13-11. Junior Danielle Etrasco notched five goals, while freshman Mallory Collins and senior Hannah Frey each tallied twice... Sophomore Christina Sheridan stopped nine shots, including seven in the second half... Boston U. claimed 14 draw controls on Saturday at #19 Harvard in a 11-9 loss. Etrasco and Collins notched hat tricks, while junior Kristen Mogavero, senior Annie Stookesberry and sophomore Becca Church each tallied a goal.
Junior midfielder Lindsay Cox (High Bridge, N.J./Voorhees) scored a career-high five goals and the UMBC (1-1) defense stymied host George Mason in a 13-1 Retriever victory at George Mason Stadium... The one goal allowed was the Retrievers’ fewest since permitting just one score on Feb. 14, 2009, when they routed Howard 19-1... UMBC had a 3-0 lead just 3:08 into the game and were in control at 8-0 before 20 minutes had expired... Cox scored four of UMBC's eight first half goals... Senior attack Emily Coady (Westminter, Md./Westminster) pitched in with a goal and two helpers... Sophomore midfielder Kristin Bilney (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) added eight draw controls, as the Retrievers dominated time of possession by taking 12 of 16 draws... UMBC outshot its hosts 37-10, and were 14-of-14 on clears... Junior goalkeeper Kendall Mason (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) got credit for the win with one save in 30 minutes... Freshman Anna Barnett (Midland, Texas/Midland) saw her first collegiate action and had five stops without allowing a second half score... UMBC now leads the all-time series with George Mason 7-4 and has won the last five meetings... The Retrievers face another CAA team on the road when they face Towson on Wednesday before returning home to take on Duquesne on Saturday.
UNH (0-1) opened the 2012 season with a 13-7 home loss to 14th-ranked Dartmouth College on Feb. 25… Senior midfielder Kate Keagins (Bay Shore, N.Y./Bay Shore) moved closer to the 100-point milestone with two goals vs. Dartmouth; she enters this week’s action with 97 points on 66 goals and 31 assists… In addition to scoring twice, Keagins recorded team highs in draw controls (five), caused turnovers (four) and ground balls (three)… Freshman attack Megan Bridges (Sandy Hook, Conn./Newtown) recorded her first career multiple-goal game with two against Dartmouth… Freshman midfielder Laura Puccia (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport) tallied her first collegiate point with a first-half goal… Junior attack Jenny Simpson (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) scored a goal against Dartmouth to extend her goal-scoring streak to nine games; she has a total of 17 points (16g, 1a) during the streak… UNH started three freshmen – midfielders Brooke McGillis (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga), Rachael Nock (Severna Park, Md./Severn School) and Puccia – in the season opener… Rookie goalkeeper Taylor Hurwitz (Holland, Pa./Council Rock South) played the final 3:35 and did not face a shot on goal… One other freshman, attack Kayleigh Hinkle (Glenelg, Md./Glenelg) came off the bench to make her UNH debut.
Stony Brook (4-0) won its only match of the week, an 18-4 decision over Monmouth, to improve to 4-0 for the first time in program history... It was SBU's first road victory of the season and first road win since March 11, 2009... The Seawolves are averaging 17 goals per game... Stony Brook is now 3-0 all-time against Monmouth and 20-4 all-time against members of the Northeast Conference... Junior Demmianne Cook (Nesconset, N.Y.) set a program single-game record with nine goals in the game, including six in the first half... The previous goals record was seven, held by Kaitlin Leggio and Carlee Buck... Cook also tied the program record for single-game points with nine. Cook is the nation's leading goal scorer with 22... The Seawolves defense shined by holding Monmouth to four goals and picking up 13 caused turnovers... Sophomore goalkeeper Frankie Caridi (East Northport, N.Y.) made eight saves, including four on free position attempts. She is still unbeaten as a collegiate goalie and has a 4.71 goals against average this season... Claire Petersen (Wantagh, N.Y.), freshman Michelle Rubino (East Setauket, N.Y.) and junior Melissa Rotante (Norwalk, Conn.) each caused two turnovers... Stony Brook will play on the road again Saturday at Johns Hopkins.
Vermont (1-0) opened the 2012 season with an 18-12 victory over Colgate... UVM christened its newly built Virtue Field with the first win over the Raiders in 11 tries... Senior Natalie Jones (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga Springs) had the honor of scoring the first goal at Virtue Field three minutes into the action... Senior Samantha Stern (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill East) exploded for 11 points to lead Vermont. She scored five goals and handed out six assists. She tied the UVM school record for most assists in a game (6), becoming the fourth Catamount to reach that mark... Stern had a total of four assists last season and just 10 in the last two years. She also eclipsed the 100-career point plateau against the Raiders and will begin the week with 104 career points... Sophomore Sydney Mas (Bedford, N.Y./St. George's School) added five goals and six ground balls for the Catamounts... Senior Laura Barber (Middlebury, Vt./Middlebury) made 10 saves in net to pick up the victory... Vermont hosts Siena on Wednesday (Feb. 29) at 3 p.m. and then travels to North Carolina for a pair of games during spring break.