Fredericksburg, Va. – Sophomore captain Meghan Ronan (Odenton, Md./Arundel) garnered the Capital Athletic Conference Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week award for the week of September 23. This is Ronan’s first-ever such honor of her career.

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The 5-5 defender/midfielder picked up CAC Defensive Player of the Week honors after helping the St. Mary’s College of Maryland field hockey team to a 1-1 record last week. The Seahawks opened up with a tough 3-2 loss to Shenandoah University before rebounding with a 6-0 shutout of Wilson College.

Ronan was part of a St. Mary’s defensive unit, which posted a shutout win, allowed only 14 shots (six on goal), and gave up three goals in two games, including holding Wilson to just one shot on goal. She contributed offensively as well as Ronanscored the team’s first goal in their loss to Shenandoah.

St. Mary’s currently ranks third in the conference in goals against average (1.45) and fourth in saves (29) and save percentage (.763).

The Seahawks (2-4) will be back in action on Wednesday, September 26, traveling to Chestertown to take on in-state foe, Washington College, in non-conference action under the lights at 7:00 p.m.

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2018 CAC Field Hockey Defensive Players of the Week

Sep. 4 – Jillian Hughes, Salisbury, Jr., D

Sep. 10 – Jennifer Morrissette, York, Sr., D

Sep. 17 – Dominique Farrace, Salisbury, So., GK

Sep. 24 – Meghan Ronan, St. Mary’s, So., D/M