Hoboken, NJ – The Stevens Institute of Technology field hockey team finds itself ranked amongst the nation’s best in a variety of statistical categories, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced Tuesday morning. The Ducks, winners of four-straight games, have a record of 5-4 overall and 2-1 in the Empire 8 heading into a Wednesday night game at Montclair State University.
Stevens is currently fourth nationally in penalty corners per game (14.33) and 22nd in scoring average, putting in 3.67 goals per outing. The Ducks are 25th in points per game (9.56) and 30th in assists per game (2.22).
Senior Jillian Price (West Islip, N.Y.) and her seven assists puts her 25th nationally in assists per game (0.67), while sophomore Rachel Chavez (Oceanport, N.J.) checks in at No. 30 on the same list (0.63). Chavez and her 2.38 points per game is 41st nationally. Chavez leads Stevens with 19 points and has scored two game-winning goals.
Freshman Jillian Fiebel (Roxbury, N.J.), sophomore Megan Traub (Berkeley Heights, N.J.), and junior Marguerite Chavez (Oceanport, N.J.) have been credited with the other game-winners,
The Ducks started 2011 0-3 and 1-4 before winning their last four games by a combined score of 20-5. Stevens has 29 markers in its last six games.
Montclair State-Stevens is slated for a 7 p.m. start and the Red Hawks will come into Wednesday’s game with an unblemished mark of 11-0 and a national ranking of No. 10. MSU downed the Ducks 3-1 in their last meeting, September 15, 2010 at the De Baun Athletic Complex in Hoboken.
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