September 10, 2012

Flatley Receives America East Rookie of the Week Award in Field Hockey

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.Meg Flatley (Townsend, Mass.), a redshirt freshman on the 24th-ranked University of New Hampshire field hockey team, was honored as America East Rookie of the Week on Monday.

Flatley extended her goal-scoring streak to three games last week with a goal against second-ranked Syracuse University (Sept. 7; 3-2 loss) and two goals at the College of the Holy Cross (Sept. 9; 8-3 win).

She leveled the game, 1-1, vs. SU with a tally in the 10th minute, just 68 seconds after the visiting Orange took the lead. At Holy Cross, she gave the Wildcats an early 1-0 lead at 1:08, then tied the score at 2 at 8:29 – 82 seconds after the Crusaders went in front – to spark a 6-0 run. The two goals and four points were both career highs for Flatley.

The 5-foot-7 forward, who joined the squad last year as a walk-on but did not see any game action, has started all five games this season, is tied for the team lead in goals (four) and ranks second in points (nine). With those numbers, Flatley ranks second in the America East conference in both goals and goals per game (0.80) as well as third in both points and points per game (1.80).

Flatley has recorded a point in four of five games this season. She tallied an assist in her collegiate debut Aug. 24 against the University of Massachusetts, and her goal-scoring streak began with a tally Aug. 31 at Brown University.

A UNH Wildcat has been honored as Rookie of the Week each of the last two weeks. Freshman forward Meg Carroll (Mansfield, Mass.) received the accolade Sept. 4.

New Hampshire returns to action this weekend with home games against University of the Pacific (Sept. 14, 7 p.m.) and Northeastern University (Sept. 16, 4 p.m.).

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