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Dykema Named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll

September 23, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Dykema garnered recognition on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Monday afternoon.

Dykema garnered recognition on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Monday afternoon.

Liberty field hockey junior Ashley Dykema earned recognition on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll, Monday.

Dykema, a defender from Newport News, Va., recorded an assist in No. 13 Liberty's 4-0 victory at Temple to open BIG EAST play, last Friday. She also helped the Lady Flames record their third shutout of the season. Dykema and the Liberty defense to just one shot on goal during the contest. The victory was the Lady Flames' fifth straight to start the year, matching a program record for most wins to start a season in the process.

On Sunday afternoon at No. 18 Wake Forest, Dykema and the defensive unit yielded only two shots on the afternoon to the Demon Deacons. Lady Flames opponents only managed three shots on goal in two matches, last weekend. Liberty has only surrendered four goals in six games this season and currently ranks second in the nation in goals-against-average (0.67).

Dykema was named BIG EAST Preseason Defensive Player of the Year prior to the start of the season. Over her first two years, she was a two-time All-BIG EAST first team honoree, two-time Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-State selection and a 2018 Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I All-South Region second team recipient.

Dykema and the Lady Flames (5-1, 1-0 BIG EAST) will welcome the Villanova Wildcats (3-3, 0-1 BIG EAST) to town for their BIG EAST home opener on Friday at 4 p.m. at the Liberty Field Hockey Field.

Liberty's 2019 BIG EAST Conference Field Hockey Weekly Award Winners
Sept. 2 – Forward Daniella Rhodes – BIG EAST Freshman of the Week
Sept. 9 – Forward Daniella Rhodes – BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week
Sept. 9 – Forward Daniella Rhodes – BIG EAST Freshman of the Week
Sept. 23 – Defender Ashley Dykema – BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll