Goins Earns Pair of Weekly Honors

Oct. 9, 2007

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - For the second week in a row, the Ivy League Field Hockey Player of the Week is a Bulldog. Sophomore goalkeeper Charlotte Goins (New Bern, N.C.) earned the honor Tuesday after making 19 saves and allowing only one goal in two games, helping Yale extend its winning streak to five. Goins was also named to the womensfieldhockey.com National Honor Roll for her work.

Goins recorded her third shutout on Saturday -- a 1-0 double-overtime win over Dartmouth -- to tie for the league lead in that category. She made six game-saving stops in overtime alone against the Big Green. She also made nine saves Sunday to help the Bulldogs edge Holy Cross 2-1.

Goins has played all 785:35 in goal for Yale, posting the second-best save percentage in the country (.858). She is also fifth nationally in saves per game (9.36) and has the second-best goals-against average in the Ivy League (1.51). She had a scoreless streak of 107:29 that ended Sunday, her second streak of over 100 scoreless minutes in the last six games.

Goins attended Arendell Parrott Academy, where she was All-South Region.

Sophomore forward Ashley McCauley (Rye, N.Y.), who leads the league in scoring by 14 points (26 to 12), was the Ivy League Player of the Week a week ago.

Freshman midfielder/back Marissa Waldemore (New Vernon, N.J.), who was the Ivy Rookie of the Week Sept. 11, was named to the honor roll this past week for her work defensively, which included a huge defensive save Sunday at Holy Cross. Waldemore is a four-time honor roll selection.

Yale hosts Harvard Saturday at Noon as part of the weekend-long celebration of the 35th anniversary of field hockey at Yale.

report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity