W&J Field Hockey Leads NCAA In Scoring
WASHINGTON, Pa. – The NCAA released the Division III field hockey statistical leaders on Tuesday and Washington & Jefferson College is the national leader in scoring at 7.5 goals per game.
W&J actually leads all NCAA divisions in scoring as North Carolina (5.26 gpg) tops Division I and East Stroudsburg (5.26 gpg) is the Division II leader.
The defending Empire 8 Conference champion Presidents (2-0) fired in 10 goals in their season opener at Bethany (9/6) before adding five goals in the league opener Saturday at Nazareth.
Washington & Jefferson also leads the country in assists per game (4.5) and scoring margin (+6.5). W&J’s high-powered offensive attack has been led by senior forward Arielle King’s (Hershey, Pa./Hershey) three goals and two assists.
Senior forward Jennifer Marabella (Sinking Spring, Pa./Holy Name), the first All-American in W&J field hockey history, has three points (1g, 1a) in the first two matches to up her school-record point total to 104 (47 goals, 10 assists). Senior midfielder Erin Barno (Camp Hill, Pa./Cedar Cliff) has added five points and now owns 23 goals and 17 assists for 63 career points.
The Presidents’ freshman goalies, Morgan Brozena (Telford, Pa./Souderton) and Kira Bunker (Magnolia, Del./Polytech) have also combined to rank 12th in NCAA Division III in team goals-against average (1.00).
Sixth-year Head Coach Jomara Coghlan has guided the Presidents to a 66-30 record since her arrival on campus, including a 32-10 record at Cameron Stadium.
The Presidents look to remain undefeated on Wednesday when Wooster visits Cameron Stadium (7:00 pm) for the 2012 home opener. The match will be broadcasted live on WashJeffSports.TV.