GILBERT, Ariz. – Fresh off its second consecutive Atlantic 10 regular season championship, the Saint Joseph’s field hockey team held steady in the national rankings, coming in at number 17 in this week’s Penn Monto/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Coaches Poll.
The Hawks won their lone contest of the week, blanking Davidson, 3-0, to clinch the program’s second outright league title in as many years and third overall. Junior Anna Willocks scored two goals, sophomore Pepa Serrano added a goal and two assists, and freshman Emily Henry notched an assist en route to Atlantic 10 Co-Rookie of the Week honors. Sophomore Victoria Kammerinke made two saves to post her seventh shutout of the season.
Four SJU opponents are ranked in this week’s poll: Maryland checks in at number seven, Delaware is ranked eighth, James Madison is once again 15th, and Rutgers is ranked 22nd. The Hawks have posted a 3-2 record against ranked teams this season.
Saint Joseph’s earned the top seed for this week’s Atlantic 10 Field Hockey Championship, to be held in Amherst, Massachusetts. The Hawks will meet fourth-seeded Richmond at 11:00 a.m. on Friday.