Central Connecticut seniors Beth
Lloyd and Abby
Graham and freshman Allison
Kelley were all honored by the Northeast Conference on Monday,
following a 2-0 week for the Blue Devils. Central defeated
Hartford 3-1 at home on Friday and then went on the road to defeat
Albany 3-0 on Sunday. Lloyd was named the Player of the Week,
Graham the Defensive Player of the Week and Kelley was named the
Rookie of the Week.
Lloyd had another productive week for the Blue Devils she led Central to a 2-0 finish of non-conference play Lloyd provided all of the offense the Blue Devils would need as she recorded her first career hat trick in a 3-1 home victory over Hartford on Friday night to earn adidas/NEC Player of the Week honors. The Blue Devils were down 1-0 when Lloyd fired her first shot to tie the game at 1-1 at the beginning of the second half on a penalty kick goal.
She scored the game-winner at 64:25 and later added her third goal for a new career-high. Lloyd added an assist in a 3-0 road victory over Albany on Sunday, her first of the season. The senior leads the Blue Devils in scoring with eight goals in seven games played. Her 17 points are a team-high and she is third in the country in goals per game.
Graham piloted a stingy Central Connecticut defensive effort last week as the Blue Devils allowed only one goal in 180 minutes of action in a pair of victories over Hartford (3-1) and Albany (3-0). Graham's backline leadership made her this week's adidas/NEC Player of the Week selection, after preventing a goal in the final 140 minutes of action in the two matches. The shutout win over Albany on Sunday was the first for Central this season. Graham had several stops for the Blue Devils on the week, helping to preserve the two wins and move the Blue Devils to 4-5 overall on the season.
Kelley had the most successful weekend of her young career as a Blue Devil, scoring two goals and adding two assists. The midfielder picks up adidas/NEC Rookie of the Week accolades by notching her first career points to help Central mark double victories over Hartford and Albany. Kelley began her week with a pair of assists in a 3-1 home victory over Hartford on Friday. She assisted on two of the three Lloyd hat-trick goals.
On Sunday the rookie did even better, stowing away two goals of her own. Her goals included the game-winner, as Central shutout Albany 3-0 to move to 4-5 on the season. After finding her form on the pitch this past weekend, Kelley has climbed to second on the team in scoring this season with two goals and two assists for six points.
December 10, 2010 Pair of Blue Devils Named All-New England Following 2010 Season
November 29, 2010 Men's and Women's Soccer Receive Academic Honor from the NSCAA
October 29, 2010 Women's Soccer Defeats FDU in NEC Action on Friday Afternoon
October 24, 2010 Women's Soccer Tops Bryant 1-0
October 17, 2010 Women's Soccer Win Streak Stopped with 3-1 Loss at St. Francis (PA)
October 15, 2010 Women's Soccer Wins Third Straight, 2-0, Over Robert Morris
October 10, 2010 Women's Soccer Defeats Monmouth 2-0 at Home on Sunday Afternoon
October 6, 2010 2010 CCSU Women's Soccer Media Guide
September 26, 2010 Quinnipiac Tops Women's Soccer, 4-2, on Sunday Afternoon
September 19, 2010 Freshman Allison Kelley Scores Twice as Blue Devils Top Albany 3-0
September 17, 2010 Blue Devils Defeat Hawks Behind Beth Lloyd's Hat Trick on Friday Night
September 12, 2010 Women's Soccer Drops Decision at UConn on Sunday Afternoon
September 10, 2010 Women's Soccer Drops 3-2 Decision on the Road at Providence
September 7, 2010 Nathalie Nilsson Named adidas/Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week
September 5, 2010 Blue Devils Drop Double Overtime Decision to LaSalle on Sunday
September 3, 2010 Women's Soccer Wins Second Straight, Tops Columbia 2-1 on Friday Night
August 29, 2010 Women's Soccer Drops 3-0 Decision on Sunday at #7 Boston College
July 12, 2010 Leah Blayney Leads the WPSL in Scoring This Summer