MCNAMARA NAMED A-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR THIRD TIME THIS SEASON

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Junior Emily McNamara was chosen as the Atlantic 10 Conference Field Hockey Player of the Week for the third time this season as announced by the conference Monday.

McNamara earned the honor after scoring two goals and adding an assist in VCU's 3-0 win at Saint Louis. With those two goals, McNamara broke VCU's record for goals in a season as she now has 21 on the year. The previous record was 20 scored by Carlot Verlop in 2004.

McNamara is ranked in the top five in Division I field hockey in goals per game and points per game. Her 51 total points this season are also a school record, topping the 45 points she posted in 2016. She leads the A-10 both in goals scored and total points. Her nine assists are second on the team and place her tied for third in the A-10.

The win at Saint Louis helped VCU finish tied for second in the Atlantic 10 standings A-10 with a 6-2 record. It marks the highest finish and most conference victories in a season for the Rams since joining the A-10. Overall, VCU's 14 wins are the most since the 1992 season.

VCU finished the regular season on Sunday with a 1-0 shutout win over Longwood on Senior Day.

The Rams are the No. 3 seed for the A-10 Field Hockey Championships and will face No. 2 seed UMass at 2 p.m. on Nov. 3 at the Gladchuk Sports Complex.

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