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Records, Individual Achievements Highlight Fall Sports
The fall sports season ended in record-setting fashion for members of the Drexel Dragons.
Womenís volleyball senior Jenny Gorecki finished her Drexel career as the all-time leader in block assists with 308. Juniors Gina Campanile ranked seventh in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) with 9.09 assists per game, Angela Tassone ranked sixth in the CAA with 3.54 kills and 3.00 digs per game, and Barbara Fuchs was 18th in the nation and third in the league with 0.62 service aces per game.
In field hockey, the Dragons set a school record with a six-game winning streak, defeating Penn, Ohio University, Rutgers, Fairfield, West Chester and La Salle. Senior captain Kristina Backenstose, who led the squad in all scoring categories, was named to the All-CAA Second team. Sophomore goalie Katie Dougherty was first in the CAA in shutouts and second in saves and set a CAA season high for most saves in a game, 28 against Old Dominion.
On the soccer field, womenís junior goalkeeper Shallen Marzi, was named to the Soccer America Team of the Week for her outstanding play against James Madison, in which she made 17 saves in a 1-1 double overtime tie. Freshmen Elizabeth Seidel, Amanda Mouser and Crystal Barnes received CAA Rookie of the Week honors.
The menís soccer team advanced to the CAA playoffs, upsetting Old Dominion 2-1 in double overtime in the first round. They lost to
nationally ranked William & Mary 2-1 in the semi-finals. The team was led by senior co-captain Pete Pittaoulis, a Second Team All-CAA member and two-time Soccer Seven Player of the Week. Sophomore goalie Jim Greco earned Soccer Seven Player of the Week honors during the season.