Junior Blaire Langeler was named the Virginia Lottery Student-Athlete of the week for her contributions to the Rams' 2-0 week last week. Langeler, who's currently fourth on the team in goals scored, tallied four in two days against conference opponents.
In an April 6 matchup at Duquesne, VCU trailed by two points in the second half before Langeler set a comeback in motion with a goal at the 16:16 mark.
"The whole game we were really excited, but with frustrated energy. Then, when we started to go up everyone got really excited. We were going to beat them on their turf," said Langeler.
The midfielder's goal was the first of five unanswered by the Rams, two of which came while short handed due to yellow cards. Langeler said the team had prepared at practice that week for similar scenarios. "There's one more girl who can double or slide, but we did a nice job setting picks and working off of that," Langeler said.
The Salisbury, Md. native ended her day with three goals and an assist, which is the most she's scored since her freshman year. The next day she followed up with a goal and an assist in a 13-8 victory over St. Bonaventure.
After spending part of her sophomore season recovering from shoulder surgery Langeler is a goal shy of 13, her career-high.
Dream vacation: Hawaii
Any superstitions: No, but I was born on Friday the 13
Spirit animal: A tiger with red hair
Favorite professional athlete: Simone Biles or Gabby Douglas
Is a hotdog a sandwich: No