PAWTUCKET, R.I. - Five student-athletes from the Keene State women's soccer, field hockey and volleyball programs garnered Little East Conference (LEC) weekly honors for their impressive performances over the past week, the conference office announced today.
Senior Katie Silegy, from Keene, N.H., was named the LEC Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season, after registering five points across two contests for the Owls. In a matchup against Castleton, the senior forward sent the pass for the game-tying strike in a 1-1 draw with the Spartans, before scoring two goals, including the game winner, in a 4-1 victory over UMass Dartmouth.
Freshman Shelby Offord repeats as the LEC Rookie of the Week after posting a 1-0-1 record with a 0.90 goals against average and a .750 save percentage to close out the 2017 regular season. From Shelton, Conn., the freshman had two saves in a 1-1 draw with Castleton before totaling four stops in a 4-1 LEC win at UMass Dartmouth.
Silegy, Offord and the third-seeded women's soccer team will play a LEC quarterfinal game against No. 6 UMass Dartmouth at the Owl Athletic Complex on Tuesday, October 31st at 6:00 p.m. Full playoff bracket information can be found here.
Freshman Rachel Loseby was named the LEC Goalkeeper and Rookie of the Week, as the the goaltender totaled 18 saves while posting a 2-0 record with one shutout last week. From Hartford, Vt., Loseby registered 12 saves in a 3-0 non-conference shutout win over Smith College to close out the regular season before totaling six saves in a 6-2 LEC quarterfinal win over seventh-seeded Bridgewater State University.
Freshman Taylor Robison, from Yarmouth, Maine, earned the title of LEC Defensive Player of the Week, as the rookie recorded a pair of defensive saves to help preserve the shutout in a 3-0 win at Smith College in the Owls' regular season finale.
Loseby, Robison, and the second-seeded field hockey team will play a LEC semifinal game against No. 3 Plymouth State at the Owl Athletic Complex on Wednesday, November 1st at 6:30 p.m. Full playoff bracket information can be found here.
Bunker was named the LEC Defensive Player of the Week for the fourth time this season after averaging 4.20 digs per set in a 2-1 week for the Owls. She totaled a week-best 25 digs in a 3-1 win over Plymouth State, giving the Owls a share of the 2017 LEC regular season championship. A native of Simi Valley, Calif., Bunker also had 14 digs in a non-conference win over Curry.
Bunker and the second-seeded volleyball team will play a LEC semifinal game on Thursday, November 2nd in Spaulding Gymnasium against the winner of No. 3 Eastern Connecticut/No. 6 Southern Maine. Full playoff bracket information can be found here.
(Portions of this release courtesy of the Little East Conference)