PAWTUCKET, R.I. – After an impressive 3-0 week a trio of women's soccer players were honored by the Little East Conference as Jaclyn O'Grady (Somers, Conn.), Allie Crawford (Kingston, Mass.), and Caroline Richards (Duxbury, Mass.) were each recognized for their standout performances.
O'Grady collected Offensive Player of the Week accolades, after scoring a pair of game-winning goals. The senior from Connecticut registered the overtime clincher against Rhode Island College on Saturday on senior day. She also had an assist in the crucial win over the Anchorwomen. On the week, O'Grady tallied a total of nine points. On Tuesday, O'Grady scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner in the 4-2 victory over Framingham State University. In Thursday's blanking of Salem State, O'Grady tallied two assists, to lead UMB to the 5-0 win.
Crawford was just as impressive as the freshman midfielder recorded seven points to extend the Beacons win-streak to four straight games. On Saturday, she assisted on both the tying and game-winning goals against Rhode Island College. She also had two assists in the win over Salem State, and a goal and an assist in the 4-2 win over Framingham State University on Tuesday. In the win over RIC, she hit a perfectly placed free kick to even the score at 2-2 late in the second half. In overtime, Crawford hit a perfectly placed pass from 40 yards out where she found a wide-open O'Grady who scored the game clincher.
Between the posts, Richards improved to 4-1 on the year behind a combined 24 saves, which also included a shutout win over Salem State. To start the week, Richards finished with eight saves against Framingham State. She then combined for a career-high 11 saves in the 5-0 win over the Vikings. On Saturday, she recorded her first overtime victory after making five stops against RIC. Her fifth stop of the match, came in the OT and was a point blank save to keep the match tied at 2-2 at the time.