Katie O'Connor Named A-10 Rookie of the Week
Sept. 8, 2015
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Atlantic 10 Conference has named Duquesne freshman forward Katie O'Connor the league's Rookie of the Week.
O'Connor finished the weekend with six points (2 goals, 2 assists) in the Dukes' two road victories at Seton Hall and at Princeton.
Against the Pirates, O'Connor scored the game's opening goal and set up the game-winner in DUQ's 3-1 victory. This was the first win over a Big East team since 1997.
The following match at Princeton, O'Connor helped tie the score at 1-1 on an assist and scored the game-winner in the 85th minute to give the Dukes the victory 3-2.
With the road sweep this past weekend, this marks the first time since 2007 Duquesne has won two straight road matches (six straight from 09/30/07 to 10/21/07)
The Dukes (4-1-0), who are off to their best start since 1998, return to Rooney Field on Friday evening against UC Santa Barbara. Kickoff is at 6:00 p.m.
O'Connor joins freshman Kristen Kotsopoulos as Duquesne weekly award winners this season. Kotsopoulos was named A-10 Co-Rookie of the Week on August 24.