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Alanna Speaks Named CACC Women’s Soccer Player of the Week


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Goldey-Beacom produced yet another strong week on the athletics scene with four of its student-athletes picked for weekly honors by the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.
Sophomore Alanna Speaks (St Elizabeth's) was named the Women's Soccer Player of the Week with Volleyball sophomore Lindsay Przywara (Williamstown, NJ), Women's Tennis sophomore Catarina Zheng (Oporto, Portugal) and Men's Cross Country senior Jono Hooper (Brisbane, Australia) named to their sports respective Weekly Honor Roll.
Speaks ended with two goals and two assists over three games to help Goldey-Beacom close 2-1.  She started with a goal and an assist Monday in her squad's huge 3-2 win over Jefferson and ended with an assist on the first goal in the team's 2-1 victory Saturday over Caldwell.  Speaks also had a goal Wednesday at sixth-ranked Mercy.
The 2017 CACC Rookie of the Year and first team all-league pick stands 15th in the country with three game-winning goals, 16th with 20 points and 18th with eight goals to help the Lightning sit second in the nation with 34 goals and fourth with 91 points.  This all has Goldey-Beacom (9-2, 6-0 CACC) sitting with its best overall and conference start in team history.
Przywara ended with 47 kills and 41 digs over three matches.  She had 20 kills and 14 digs Tuesday at Wilmington (DE) and finished her week with 24 and 22 Saturday at Bloomfield.
Having yet another sensational year, the 2016 CACC Rookie of the Year is second in the league with 264 kills, 4.0 kills per set and 290 points.  Przywara also is ninth in team history with 595 career kills.
Zheng recorded two victories on the week in Goldey-Beacom's 4-3 triumph over Wilmington (DE).  She got a 6-3, 6-3 triumph over Anushka Sathe at second singles after she and sophomore Lotte Lesscher y Post (Arnhem, Netherlands) teamed for a 6-1 win at first doubles over Laura Gil and Andrea Ribalta.
The 2017 first team all-conference selection has 22 singles victories and 23 doubles wins for her career, both place her just outside the College's top 10 list.  The Lightning (3-0, 2-0 CACC) are the two-time reigning CACC champion and have won 19 straight regular-season league matches dating to 2015.
Hooper closed 26th out of 292 runners Saturday at the prestigious Paul Short Invitational, ending in 27:14.  He has been Goldey-Beacom's top runner in all four races this year.
Hooper has notched four career top-10 finishes and eight top-20 finishes.

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