NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – It was a clean sweep for the Saint Joseph’s field hockey team as senior Anna Willocks and freshman Tonya Botherway were named the Atlantic 10 Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, on Monday.
Willocks poured in four goals and added two assists as the Hawks routed a pair of local rivals. On Friday night, she opened the scoring just over three minutes in and finished the night with a hat trick as SJU matched its program record for goals in a game with an 8-0 win at Drexel.
The Palmerston North, New Zealand, native tallied a goal and two assists in Sunday’s 6-0 home victory over Temple as well. The goal was the 68th of her career, breaking the school’s all-time scoring record set back in 1986. Willocks is now the program’s all-time leader in goals, assists, and points.
Botherway notched her third consecutive Rookie of the Week accolade on the back of a seven-point weekend. She scored twice and chipped in with an assist in the Hawks’ win at Drexel before scoring the opener in Sunday’s triumph over the Owls.
Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, Botherway leads the Hawks with 16 goals and 36 points on the season; both numbers rank second in the Atlantic 10 and tops among all league rookies.
The Hawks, 10-2 overall and 3-0 in the Atlantic 10, will welcome first-place VCU on Friday afternoon before Richmond pays a visit on Sunday.