Gina Taglieri Named Empire 8 Player of the Week
WASHINGTON, Pa. – Washington & Jefferson College junior midfielder Gina Taglieri (Huntington Beach, Calif./Huntington Beach) scored three goals during the opening weekend and has been selected as the Empire 8 Conference Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week.
Taglieri helped the Presidents post a pair of five-goal efforts during victories over Kenyon (5-3) and Oberlin (5-1). She netted two goals and assisted on another in the win over KC on Friday. Two nights later, she added a late tally against the Yeowomen.
During her first two years on campus, Taglieri only had one goal in 35 appearances. That goal came during a 2-0 victory over Frostburg State last year (Oct. 2, 2012). She now has three career assists.
The Presidents have collected a 27-13 record with her as a member of the team and claimed the 2011 E8 Championship. W&J has started the season with a 2-0 record in all three of her years as a President.
W&J is back in action this weekend when hosting SUNY-Geneseo (Saturday) and Wittenberg (Sunday) for noon matches.