Manchester, N.H. (October 5) -- Keesen Howe (Norwich, Conn.) and Jacqueline Cooney (Braintree, Mass.), both members of the Saint Anselm soccer teams, have been honored as the Saint Anselm Male and Female Athletes of the Week for their play during the week ending October 4th. Howe and Cooney are the first to receive this weekly honor, which will be given each Monday throughout the 2009-2010 season.
Howe, a sophomore on this year's team, is the Northeast-10 Offensive Player of the Week and was an All-Rookie selection in 2008. In two games this past week, Howe had a pair of goals that directly impacted the outcome of each game. After falling behind late in regulation at home vs. regionally-ranked Franklin Pierce University, Howe scored the game-tying goal with less than two minutes left to send the game into overtime. In a 2-1 comeback win over UMass Lowell on Saturday, Howe scored the game winner 10 minutes into the second half on a penalty kick for the win.
Cooney, who has started all but one game this season, has allowed just 10 goals in nearly 900 minutes of play in net with two shutouts. One of those shutouts came this past Saturday as Cooney made eight saves in a 2-0 upset win over Adelphi University. The Panthers were ranked sixth in the NSCAA regional rankings and were ranked 10th in the nation in the previous week's Division II National Poll.
Weekly Honor Roll
Football - Marc Wilson: Wilson threw a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, as well as ran for 71 yards and caught six passes for 70 yards in a narrow 17-14 road loss at American International. Wilson led the team in both rushing and receiving yards.
Men's Cross Country - Christopher Powers: Powers finished 27th at the Pop Crowell Cross Country Invitational on Saturday afternoon as the Hawks placed 10th as a team in the event. Powers finished in a time of 28:22.
Golf - Tyler Fay: Fay, a freshman on this year's team, finished tied with teammate Jimmy Henebry for 14th in the Northeast-10 Championship. Fay improved by six shots in the second round, jumping from 27th place with a second-round 76 for a two-day total of 158 (82-76).
Field Hockey - Lindsay MacDonald: In two games this past week, MacDonald combined for 22 saves for the Hawks in net. The rookie turned aside 11 shots in a home loss to No. 8 nationally-ranked Bentley, followed by an 11-save showing in a narrow 1-0 road loss at Saint Michael's.
Women's Cross Country - Jessica Marzik: Marzik helped lead the Hawks to seventh-place finish as a team as she placed 12th overall at the Pop Crowell Cross Country Invitational this past weekend. Marzik finished in a time of 19:55.
Volleyball - Stephanie Devlin: In three matches, Devlin finished the week with 19 kills, four service aces, 12 digs and a team-best 10 blocks. She had 10 kills in the five-game win over Saint Michael's, as well as seven kills and five blocks in a home loss to Adelphi.
Golf - Meghan Brennan: At the Middlebury College Invitational, Brennan ended up finishing in 33rd place as she improved by eight shots from the first to second rounds. She finished with a two-round total of 216 (112, 104).