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Jones and Schaefer Named BIG EAST Players of the Week

October 10, 2016  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Jones and Schaefer were named the BIG EAST Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week on Monday.

Jones and Schaefer were named the BIG EAST Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week on Monday.

Liberty freshman field hockey players Kendra Jones and Allison Schaefer were named the BIG EAST Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week by the league office on Monday.

Jones, a forward, becomes the program's first BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week. She earned the distinction on the basis of last week's performance, in which she scored three goals in two Liberty victories.

Last Thursday, Jones scored the game-winner 3:59 into overtime in a 2-1 win at No. 20 American. On Saturday, the Mohnton, Pa., native scored two goals, including the match's first goal, in an 8-0 triumph over visiting Georgetown in BIG EAST play. Jones has six goals in 11 games this season.

Schaefer, a goalkeeper, becomes Liberty's first BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week. She received the honor for her play in wins over No. 20 American and Georgetown.

At American, Schaefer allowed only one goal while making six saves. Against Georgetown, Schaefer made five saves to record the first shutout of her collegiate career. The Millersville, Pa., native has 68 saves this season and ranks fourth in program history for saves in a single season.

Schaefer was also named the BIG EAST Freshman of the Week on Sept. 5 and to the conference's weekly honor roll on Aug. 29.

Liberty (5-6, 3-1 BIG EAST) will travel to No. 1 Connecticut (13-0, 4-0 BIG EAST) on Saturday, with match time slated for noon. The Huskies top the current BIG EAST standings, one game ahead of Liberty and Providence.