MAAC Offensive Player of the Week
Jess Rusin, Quinnipiac University
Senior, Forward, Garwood, N.J./Arthur L. Johnson Clark HS
In a pair of wins, including a 4-1 win against Sacred Heart University in Quinnipiac’s first MAAC competition in program history, Rusin totaled two goals and two assists for the week. Against Brown University, on Oct. 9, Rusin scored the game’s first goal less than three minutes into the game. She then picked up an assist on Jennalise Taylor’s game-winning goal in the 50th minute of play. Against Sacred Heart, Rusin assisted on the Bobcats’ first goal of the game before making history in the second half. Rusin’s team-leading ninth goal of the year was her 32nd of her career, breaking Quinnipiac’s career goals record, previously held by Heather Cady ’02. She now trails Cady (80) with 78 career points.
MAAC Defensive Player of the Week
Megan Conaboy, Quinnipiac University
Sophomore, Goalkeeper, Clarks Summit, Pa./Abington Heights HS
In a 2-0 week, Conaboy stopped six of eight shots on goal for a .750 save percentage while her two goals allowed in 140 minutes accounted for a 1.00 goals-against average. The sophomore stopped four of five shots on goal in a 2-1 win against Brown on Oct. 9 before saving two of three against Sacred Heart in a 4-1 win. For the year, Conaboy is 8-5 with a .705 save percentage and a 2.54 goals-against-average.
MAAC Rookie of the Week
Nicole Hareau, Rider University
Freshman, Forward, 5-6, Montevideo, Uruguay
A three-time Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week honoree, Hareau scored twice this past week as Rider went 1-1 but opened conference play with a win over Robert Morris University. Against a strong University of Pennsylvania team on Oct. 9, Rider trailed the game 3-1 before Hareau took over, scoring twice to tie the game and force overtime. Hareau almost secured a natural hat trick but her penalty stroke hit the post in the last few minutes of regulation with Rider losing 4-3 in overtime to the Quakers. On the season, Hareau leads the MAAC in scoring with 12 goals, which is 14th nationally.