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After collecting points in all three games of a 2-0-1 week for the Christopher Newport women's soccer team, junior midfielder Gabby Gillis has been named the Capital Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week. Gillis helped lead CNU to an unbeaten record through the teams first five games for just the third time in program history.
CNU played in three games this week, picking up a pair of wins in the 2017 CNU Captains Invite and a draw against Virginia Wesleyan earlier in the week. In two of the contests, the Captains were playing from behind and Gillis played a major factor in comeback efforts.
First, in the non-conference matchup against the Marlins, Gillis got CNU on the board to cut a 2-0 deficit in half in the second half. After a penalty called in the box, the junior midfielder stepped up to the spot and delivered a hard shot off the goalkeeper's hands into the back of the net. After Gillis got the Captains on the board, they would go on to tie the game and force overtime, where the game was called due to lightning.
Then, over the weekend in the home opener, Gillis notched another goal and added an assist. Once again facing a deficit against Cal Lutheran, Gillis tied the match up with a beautiful goal into the upper 90 beyond the outstretched hands of the Regals goalkeeper. Then, in a 3-1 triumph over Methodist, Gillis added an assist on the insurance goal by Riley Cook in the second half.
Gillis, an All-Region midfielder, is ranked second on the team in scoring through the first five games with three goals and an assist for seven points.
Patrick Joseph ran the 2nd fastest time in the NCAA (1:46.23) to win the ACC Championship, leading three men under 1:47
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LCHS alum Emily Littell named First Team Academic All-District
Emily Littell, a native of Leesburg, Va., has started every game this season, logging the fifth-most minutes of any field player on the team (1,596). She recorded two goals and four assists during the regular-season and notched the game-winner in double-overtime in a 2-1 win at UMass Oct. 6.
A bioengineering major, Littell has also excelled in the classroom, becoming just the third Patriot in program history to be named to the A-10 All-Academic Team.
“Emily and Abby are the type of student-athlete that we like having on our team,” Bramble said of his two All-Academic players. “They are focused and serious about everything that they do, not just on the soccer field, but obviously in the classroom. The achievements that they have gotten have come in very difficult majors. It just speaks to their overall maturity and I couldn’t be more proud. When you can be recognized for what you do both on the field and in the classroom, that’s what we really want from our student-athletes.”
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Gabrielle Gillis was named CAC first team All-Conference this year and the team won the Capital Athletic Conference with an 8-0-1 record and went on to win the conference tournament. Gabrielle had 4 game winning goals. She also scored in a 2-1 win against MW in the semifinals and again in a 3-2 win against Rowan in the NCAA tournament first round. CNU lost in the second round to Johns Hopkins but finished with a respectable 17 -3- 1 record.
Rachel Voketaitis holds up the championship trophy. Her team begins play in the NCAA National tournament Thursday, November 17. Best of luck to Rachel and the Mary Washington Eagles.