Two Hawks Recognized by the CAA Back-to-Back

For the third consecutive week in a row, a Hawk has been awarded by the CAA. Two weeks ago, freshman goalkeeper Jessie Eiselin was named CAA Field Hockey Rookie of The Week. Last week, freshman midfielder Lauren Relik was then named CAA Field Hockey Rookie of the Week. This week, goalkeeper Jessie Eiselin was named CAA Rookie of The Week. Relik played a large part in Monmouth’s succesful week as they went 2-0. Relik earned her first career start versus Delaware on Sept. 22, where Monmouth came out on top winning 2-1.

Two days later, Monmouth hosted Boston University and thanks to Relik, won in a dominating 4-0. Coming into this game, Riley was yet to record her first points for her Monmouth career.
After a scoreless first half, Relik put Monmouth on the board with a hat trick fed from junior Johanna Karlhuber.

This goal was Relik’s first of the season as well as her career as a Hawk. This only gave Relik more momentum and she did not stop there. Just 15 seconds later, Relik added another goal from nearly the exact same spot, completely unassisted, to put the Hawks up 2-0. About a minute later, Nora Goddard-Despot stepped in to record her third goal as a Hawk and make the Hawks feel real comfortable for the rest of the game with a three point lead.

The game did not stop there and neither did Belguim native Relik. With only 1:21 left in game play, Relik spotted the back of the net, and to make an even bigger statement over Boston University scored her third goal to round out the game. Due to her performance in the game against Boston Unviersity alone she is now tied for 12th in the CAA in goals.

Goalkeeper Jessie Eiselin was announced CAA Rookie of the Week, this week, Oct. 2 after her best performance yet as a Hawk. Eiselin made an incredible season-high 15 saves on 22 shots, 15 of which were on goal. Eiselin assisted in Monmouth’s 1-0 win, not letting any shots past her.

After this performance, the freshman now holds many spots, one of which leads the CAA. Eislin holds the spot for the third-best save percentage (.819) in the entire country and is ranked second in goals against average at 1.30.

She is now also tied for the conference lead with three shutouts in the past four games, making for a great and well-earned three weeks for Monmouth Field Hockey.