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Brooker Named Field Hockey Player of the Week

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 26, 2005- Springfield College senior forward Sarah Brooker (Auburn, Maine) has been named this week’s New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Player of the Week for field hockey.

Brooker, a graduate of Edward Little High School, scored two goals and added two assists in a 3-0 week for the Pride. On Sunday, September 18, she scored a goal and assisted on two other scores as the Pride defeated Plymouth State, 4-1. Later on in the week, on Wednesday, September 21, Brooker tallied the game-winner in the eighth minute of overtime to give SC the 1-0 win at Amherst. In eight games, the senior co-captain has scored a team-best six goals to go along with two assists and 14 points.

The Pride begins a three-game homestand against Trinity College on Thursday evening, September 29, at 7:00 p.m. SC is 7-1 overall on the season and 1-0 in NEWMAC play with a national Division III ranking of nine in the latest National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) poll. The Pride has gone 4-1 in on-goal games this season to go along with a 3-0 mark in overtime contests.

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