Coughlin Named CAA Women’s Soccer Player of the Week

Posted: October 8, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason junior goalkeeper Sarah Coughlin of the women’s soccer team has been selected as the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Player of the Week. The award is for accomplishments from Sept. 29 through Oct. 5, and it is the first time Coughlin has been so honored by the CAA.

Coughlin had an outstanding week as George Mason (6-2-3 overall, 2-0-1 in the CAA) posted a pair of shutouts. Coughlin had two saves in a 1-0 victory over Mid-Atlantic Region opponent University of Pennsylvania Wednesday in Fairfax, and she had three saves as the Patriots won Saturday at CAA rival James Madison University, 1-0.

Coughlin played 76:20 against the Quakers and the full game vs. the Dukes as she posted her second full shutout of the season, and she has not been scored upon in her last 275:05 of action. She has a 0.95 goals-against average (GAA) to go along with 58 saves this year, ranking second in the CAA in both categories.

Coughlin is enjoying a return to the form she displayed as a freshman when she earned first-team All-CAA and All-Virginia honors and was a third-team choice to the All-Mid-Atlantic Region squad in 2000 as she posted a 1.12 GAA and 121 saves.

The Patriots, ranked 10th in the Mid-Atlantic Region this week by Soccer Buzz, are back at George Mason Stadium Saturday as they entertain region foe Villanova University at 7 p.m.

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