Women’s Soccer Players Honored; Winning Streak Continues

Posted: October 28, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason’s women’s soccer team walked away with two league honors this week, the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) announced. Senior forward Sarah Wilkinson was named CAA Player of the Week, while freshman defender Jessica Paris earned CAA co-Rookie of the Week honors for the week ending Oct. 24. The duo helped complete a sweep of CAA foes University of North Carolina, Wilmington (UNCW), and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), as the Patriots attempt to march to a CAA Tournament berth.

Wilkinson combined for two goals and two assists in Mason’s two victories. She was involved in all of the Patriots’ goals versus UNCW on Oct. 22, scoring the first two markers and assisting on the third. Against VCU, Wilkinson assisted on the come-from-behind game-winner with less than eight minutes to go. For the season, she leads Mason in goals (9), assists (6), and points (24), having started 15 of 17 games. Her four game-winning goals are also tops on the team.

It is the first such weekly accolade for Wilkinson in her stellar four-year career at Mason. It is also the first league honor for Paris, who gives George Mason its second consecutive Rookie of the Week honoree, as freshman Alison Feldman (Oct. 18) nabbed the award last Monday. Paris scored the game-tying and game-winning goals in the second half of the Patriots’ 3-2 victory over VCU on Oct. 24. Paris was also part of a Mason defense that registered its fourth shutout of the year in the 3-0 victory over UNCW.

George Mason (8-6-3 overall, 3-2-2 CAA), unbeaten in its last five contests (3-0-2), owns a 4-1-2 record at George Mason Stadium this year. The Patriots, who are tied for sixth place in the CAA standings through games played as of Oct. 25, host the final two contests of their regular season and need to win both to clinch a spot in the CAA Tournament.

The Patriots finish out the season against Towson University tonight at 7 p.m. and the University of Delaware on Saturday at 7 p.m.

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