Sept. 9, 2013
Officials from the BIG EAST Conference named sophomore forward Rachel Daly the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, after a 10-point weekend that helped the Red Storm maintain a 6-0-0 undefeated streak.
Along with Daly, junior defender Georgia Kearney-Perry was named to the league's weekly Honor Roll.
Monday is Daly's second time as the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, she also earned the title on Aug. 26. It is her third time earning weekly accolades as she was on the Honor Roll on Sept. 2.
St. John's has had a player selected as the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week for three-straight weeks. The conference named senior forward Amy Marron Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 2.
Daly, a Harrogate, England, native, scored five goals for the Red Storm in a 2-0 weekend. She scored twice in a 4-0 win against Central Connecticut (Sept. 6) and followed that with a three-goal effort in a 4-0 win at Brown (Sept. 8). The hat trick on Sunday was her second this season.
With a league-leading 11 goals in six games, the sophomore is already tied for fourth on St. John's single-season goals list. She is also No. 5 in St. John's single-season records for points with 24. Daly's 24 points lead the NCAA's national statistical rankings. She also leads the NCAA in total goals. Her 4.0 points per game and 1.833 goals per game ranks second among all Division I women's soccer players and No. 1 in the BIG EAST conference.
Kearney-Perry, a junior from Tring, England, earned her first league honor on Monday after helping St. John's to both shutouts as an integral part of the back line. With Kearney-Perry's help, the defense allowed just nine shots on goal in the two games. Kearney-Perry had one shot on goal in 83 minutes against Central Connecticut. She played the full 90 minutes at Brown, helping preserve St. John's fifth-straight shutout.