CUA sweeps weekly awards after capturing title

CUA sweeps weekly awards after capturing title

WASHINGTON – On the heels of capturing its first conference championship, CUA was rewarded on Monday when the Cardinals swept the Landmark Conference weekly awards.  Colleen Harwood was named the Offensive Player of the Week and Maura Campbell took home Defensive Player of the Week honors.

The 2011 Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year, Harwood earns her second Offensive Player of the Week nod following a week in which she led the Cardinals in goals (3), assists (2) and points (8). 

Harwood began her week with a two-goal performance in CUA’s 5-0 win over Drew on October 31.  She then assisted on the first score in the Cardinals 2-1 overtime win against Juniata on November 2, and she closed out her week with another goal and assist in CUA’s 5-1 victory over Drew in Saturday’s conference championship.

Campbell and the CUA defense had a great week, holding three teams to a total of two goals.  On Monday, the Cardinals and Campbell limited Drew to just two total shots in the game, while on Wednesday, Juniata was limited to ten shots and a single goal. 

In Saturday’s championship tilt, the CUA defense held Drew to six total shots and a goal, which did not come until the 57th minute, by which point the game was well out of reach for the Rangers.  Campbell joined Harwood on this year’s All-Landmark Conference First Team.

This marks the third time this season that CUA swept the conference weekly awards.

CUA returns to action on Wednesday afternoon when the Cardinals play host to Eastern in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.  Start time from inside Cardinal Stadium is set for 4:30 p.m.