CUA ranked 14th in this week's coaches poll

CUA ranked 14th in this week's coaches poll

WASHINGTON – Despite winning both of its games last week, the CUA field hockey team dropped one spot in this week’s Kookaburra/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll to No. 14, it was announced on Tuesday.  The Cardinals, who have won four straight and sit at 8-1 overall, have been nationally ranked for the entire 2011 season.

CUA defeated McDaniel and Susquehanna last week to run its win streak to four.  The Cardinals began the week with a 5-0 road win over the Green Terror on Tuesday and followed that up with a 4-1 victory over Susquehanna on Saturday.

The team was rewarded for its efforts on Monday when Mary Swarthout and Alison Dillard were named the Landmark Conference’s Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively.  CUA has captured at least one of the conference’s weekly awards in four out of five weeks.

Salisbury continues to sit atop the national poll with Bowdoin, Franklin & Marshall, Lynchburg and Skidmore rounding out the top-five.

CUA plays just once this week, when the Cardinals host Landmark Conference rival Goucher on Wednesday evening inside Cardinal Stadium.  Start time is scheduled for 7 p.m.