DiGiandomenico, McBeath Earn Patriot League Weekly Honors

DiGiandomenico, McBeath Earn Patriot League Weekly Honors

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - A pair of American University field hockey players have been honored by the Patriot League, as Leah DiGiandomenico has been selected as the Corvias Offensive Player of the Week, while Kate McBeath was chosen as the Corvias Goalkeeper of the Week.

Additionally, McBeath earned recognition as the GEICO AU Student-Athlete of the Week. 

DiGiandomenico and McBeath helped lead American to a 1-0 league win over Lafayette in its only game of the week. DiGiandomenico, a freshman from Elkridge, Md., netted the lone goal against Lafayette in the 41st minute of action to give AU the victory. It was her second goal of the season, both of which were game-winners.

Meanwhile, McBeath earned her seventh shutout of the season, recording five saves against the Leopards, who outshot the Eagles 14-5 and were awarded eight penalty corners. McBeath currently leads the league and ranks in the top 10 nationally in goals against average (1.13), while AU leads the nation in shutouts per game. 

Also recognized for her performance this week was senior Grace Wilson, who received honorable mention from the Patriot League for helping to anchor the Eagles’ defensive unit.

American concludes a five-game road swing this Wednesday, Oct. 15, with a non-conference game at James Madison.