Prettyman, O'Brien Honored by the MAAC

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Release: October 29, 2013
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College Field Hockey
Rider’s Prettyman, O’Brien Honored by the MAAC

EDISON—Sophomore goalie Joelle Prettyman (Newark, Del/St. Mark’s) and freshman forward Kalyn O'Brien (Southampton/Seneca) of the Rider University field hockey team were honored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference it was announced on Tuesday.

Prettyman was named the MAAC Defensive Player of the Week and O’Brien was recognized as the MAAC Rookie of the Week for all games October 21-27 as Rider (12-5, 4-1 MAAC) went 2-0.

Against the Pioneers of Sacred Heart on October 27, O’Brien scored the first two goals of the game as the Broncs moved to 4-1 in conference play with a 4-0 win on senior day at Ben Cohen Field, clinching a playoff berth for the 14th season in a row.

“Kalyn had a great weekend of play,” said head coach Lori Hussong.  “She is a tenacious player who works hard every minute she is on the field.  She is also improving each time she plays.”

Against the Bobcats of Quinnipiac on October 25, Prettyman allowed only one goal while making three saves and she posted a combined shutout in a 4-0 win over Sacred Heart, making four saves in 63:30 of action.

For the week, Prettyman had a 0.52 goals against average and lowered her season g.a.a. to 1.21.

“It is great to see Joelle acknowledged for her great play,” Hussong said.  “She has been tough to score on, especially this past weekend and she continues to come through for us by making huge plays to keep us in the game.”

This marks the third time this season (September 3, September 23) that O’Brien has been honored by the MAAC and this is the second time (October 8) that Prettyman has been honored by the conference.

Prettyman leads the MAAC in goals against average and is second in save percentage (.741).

One of Rider’s most clutch performers with four game-winning goals, O’Brien is eighth in the MAAC in goals scored (8), 10th in goals per game (0.47) and 10th in shots (2.00) per game.

Rider has earned MAAC Rookie of the Week recognition seven times this season with freshman Nicole Hareau (Montevideo, Uruguay) earning the award four times (September 9, October 8, October 15, October 22).

Rider travels to Monmouth for a MAAC game on Friday at 4 p.m., before completing the regular season with a non-conference game at Princeton on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Rider will host the four-team MAAC Field Hockey Championships November 8-9 with the Broncs playing in the second semifinal at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 8.  The first semifinal will be at 3 p.m. with the opponents to be determined.

The MAAC championship game is Saturday, November 9, also at 3 p.m. on Ben Cohen Field.

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