RICHMOND, Va.- VCU sophomore Emily McNamara was named the Virginia Lottery Student-Athlete of the Week for her efforts in the Rams two wins this past week.
McNamara's offense led the Rams to a 2-1 record with wins over Longwood and Towson. Overall, the scored four goals and recorded two assists.
She scored two goals, one of which was a game winning goal. McNamara also contributed an assist to the Black and Gold's 3-1 win over Longwood on Oct. 12.
McNamara carried her momentum into the 3-2 win over Towson on Oct. 14. She continued her dominant offensive play by scoring two goals, including a game winning goal in the second half.
As a freshman, McNamara received All-Conference honors. As a sophomore, she has set career-highs in nearly every category and the Rams have four games remaining in the season.
"I think it's just our team dynamic that has really pushed me to be my best player individually. Everyone is so close this year and everything that I do every single day in practice, off the field, during the game, during warm ups is for everyone else on the field because I don't want to let them down," said McNamara.
With four games left in the season, McNamara has set a few individual goals.
McNamara stated, "My goal personally is to get a hat trick. I keep getting two goals and I really want a hat trick so badly. I would also like to to pull off four wins on our home turf."
Best teammate to follow on Twitter: Katie Cummings.
Dream job growing up: Stay at home mom
Pre-game ritual: "I tape the bottom of my stick"
Favorite place to go in Richmond: The river
Sport you would like to play in college other than Field Hockey: Basketball
If you could be anyone else in the world, who would you be: "Tom Brady. I think he's a great leader and he naturally excels in his sport."
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November 29, 2016 MCNAMARA NAMED TO NFHCA ALL-REGION SECOND TEAM
November 9, 2016 BAKER STEPS DOWN AS VCU FIELD HOCKEY COACH
November 1, 2016 Virginia Lottery Student-Athlete of the Week: Emily McNamara
October 31, 2016 MCNAMARA NAMED A-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
October 30, 2016 RAMS BLANK BEARS 3-0 ON SENIOR DAY
October 28, 2016 RAMS POWER PAST SAINT LOUIS, 5-1
October 23, 2016 VCU FALLS TO WILLIAM AND MARY IN 5-4 THRILLER
October 21, 2016 RAMS DROP CLOSE GAME TO SPIDERS, 2-1
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October 16, 2016 VCU DROPS ROAD CONTEST AGAINST SAINT FRANCIS
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October 12, 2016 VCU BEATS LONGWOOD 3-1 ON THE ROAD
October 7, 2016 RAMS FALL TO UMASS, 2-0
October 2, 2016 LATE RALLY FALLS SHORT AT SAINT JOSEPH'S
September 30, 2016 RAMS OUTSHOOT LA SALLE IN ROAD LOSS
September 25, 2016 VCU EDGED BY JMU 4-3 IN OVERTIME
September 23, 2016 BALD EAGLES SCRAPE PAST RAMS
September 18, 2016 VCU WRAPS UP UNDEFEATED WEEKEND WITH WIN AT APPALACHIAN STATE
September 16, 2016 VCU TOPS DAVIDSON IN A-10 OPENER
September 11, 2016 No. 3 UNC tops VCU, 6-0
September 9, 2016 Rams top Longwood 3-2 in OT thriller
August 27, 2016 Knight Moves
August 26, 2016 VCU clipped by Hawks
June 20, 2016 NORTH CAROLINA, UMASS HIGHLIGHT 2016 SLATE