Aug 26, 2013
QUEENS, N.Y. -
After a 2-0 weekend to start the 2013 season, St. John's received two of the four BIG EAST weekly honors on Monday as rookie Rachel Daly earned the first BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week title for the season and freshman Diana Poulin was named Goalkeeper of the Week.
Daly's Offensive Player of the Week accolade was the first for St. John's since Krystle Jalalian on Sept. 3, 2007, while Poulin becomes the first Goalkeeper of the Week since teammate Lauren Ferris on Oct. 3, 2011.
Daly, a sophomore forward from Harrogate, England, had an impressive opening weekend as she tallied eight points on three goals and two assists. The British import had a hat trick in the Red Storm's 5-0 victory over local-rival Fordham on Sunday, scoring all three goals in the first 21 minutes of play. Her hat trick was the first by a St. John's player since Dominica Reina, on Sept. 3, 2002, also against Fordham. Daly also assisted both goals in the 2-1 win over Delaware in the season-opener.
After the first weekend of play, Daly leads the BIG EAST in points (8), points per game (4.0) and is tied for first in goals (3) and goals per game (1.50)
Poulin, a local standout from Hauppauge, N.Y., allowed just one goal in her two-victory debut-weekend in goal. Poulin played all 90 minutes in the 2-1 win over Delaware and 75 minutes in the five-goal shutout against Fordham. Poulin also added three saves against the Rams and one against the Blue Hens.
St. John's next game will be on the road. The Red Storm travels to University of Massachusetts on Thursday, Aug. 29 for a 4 p.m. match against the Minutewomen.