Field Hockey Ranked In Latest Poll

September 25, 2001
By ODU Athletics

Sept. 25, 2001

NORFOLK, VA -- The defending national championship Old Dominion field hockey team was ranked third among all Division I schools according to the latest STX/NFHCA Coaches' Poll released today.

The Lady Monarchs currently hold a 6-2 overall record and are winners of their last six straight contests. Last week's victories included a 1-0 shutout for their first Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) with a victory over Virginia Commonwealth and a 3-2 win over Virginia, ranked 11th in this week's poll. Of the six Old Dominion wins on the year, four opponents are currently ranked in the top 20, including top ranked Maryland, #8 Wake Forest, #11 Virginia, and #15 Penn State. The Lady Monarchs have also posted a win over Boston University, which received votes in this week's poll.

Sophomore Melissa Leonetti (Erdenheim, PA) currently leads Old Dominion with seven points on the year with three goals and an assist. Senior Adrienne Yoder (Coopersburg, PA) checks in as the Lady Monarch's second leading scorer with six points. Yoder has scored three goals thus far in 2001, two of which have come off of penalty strokes. In net, junior Marybeth Freeman (Holland, PA) has remained a defensive stalwart topping the league with a 1.22 goals against average. The third year netminder has logged 39 saves and two shutouts.

The field hockey team will return to action this weekend against Temple and #5 Princeton, with both games being played on the Tigers' home turf in Princeton, NJ. The Lady Monarchs will face off against the Owls on Saturday, September 29th and square off against the Tigers on Sunday, September 30th. Both games are slated for a 1:00 p.m. start.

2001 STX/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll


	Institution (record)	              Points	     Previous Ranking

1. University of Maryland (7-1) 656 (18) 3 2. University of North Carolina (6-1) 638 (10) 1 3. Old Dominion University (6-2) 635 (6) 2 4. University of Michigan (6-2) 573 4 5. Princeton University (5-0) 501 5 6. Michigan State University (5-3) 458 6 7. University of Louisville (7-1) 447 10 8. Wake Forest University (3-3) 437 7 9. Ohio State University (6-1) 396 15 10. Duke University (5-2) 353 8 11. University of Virginia (4-2) 295 12 12. Kent State University (3-3) 269 18 13. College of William & Mary (6-2) 254 13 14. Ohio University (5-1) 219 19 15. Penn State University (2-3) 211 11 16. University of Iowa (6-1) 167 9 17. James Madison University (4-4) 157 20 Tie. Northeastern University (5-1) 157 16 19. University of Connecticut (3-3) 71 14 20. University of Delaware (6-1) 68 Not ranked

Also Receiving Votes: Villanova University (51), Dartmouth College (32), Temple University (18), University of Richmond (15), Providence College (14), Ball State University (12), Stanford University (10), Syracuse University (7), Cornell University (4), Harvard University (4), Lafayette College (3), University of New Hampshire (3), Boston University (2), University of California, Berkeley (2), College of the Holy Cross (1)

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