Oct. 13, 1997
Field Hockey Duo Earn BIG EAST Weekly Honors
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Two members of the Boston College field hockey team earned weekly honors from the BIG EAST Conference for their fine performances last week. Senior back Marion Fitzgerald (Little Silver, N.J.) was named as the Offensive Player of the Week and junior back Anne Marie Ambros (Bridgeton, N.J.) earned Defensive Player accolades.
Fitzgerald scored four goals in two Eagle victories during the week. In 70 prior games, Fitzgerald had scored just four goals. On Wednesday, Fitzgerald's career-high three goals (all in the first half) propelled Boston College to a 5-0 shutout victory over Rhode Island. On Saturday, Fitzgerald scored one goal to help the Eagles defeat 12th-ranked Duke, 4-2.
In addition to providing her usual steady defense, Ambros assisted on seven of the Eagle's nine goals for the week. Against URI, Ambros had a career-high four assists, the most for an Eagle since Paula Boukavalas had four in a victory over Georgetown on September 19, 1993. Ambros added three more assists in the victory over Duke to increase her season total to 12, the second among all BIG EAST players.
It is the second time this season that two Boston College players were honored in the same week. In week four (Sept. 22), Ambros (Defensive) and junior Joy Ramsbotham (Melvin Village, N.H.), who earned Offensive Player of the Week honors, were both recognized.
Winners of three consecutive games, Boston College is 8-4, 2-1 in the BIG EAST. The Eagles will travel to Storrs, Conn. on Wednesday, October 15 to face the Huskies of Connecticut at 7 p.m. On Friday, October 17, Boston College will host Stanford at Alumni Stadium (7:30 p.m.).