#6 Stonehill Defensive Duo Honored by NE-10

Senior Courtney Osier has been named Goalkeeper of the Week for the second time this season. (PHOTO BY Andrew Katsampes) 

Foley earns Defensive Player of the Week honors for third time
Osier tabbed Goalkeeper of the Week for second time (6th career)

EASTON, Mass. (November 9, 2010) – Two members of the Stonehill College field hockey team have earned weekly honors from the Northeast-10 Conference this week. Seniors Courtney Osier (South Dennis, Mass./Dennis-Yarmouth) and Courtney Foley (Wakefield, Mass./Wakefield Memorial) both collected weekly honors after leading a Skyhawks defense which didn't yield a goal in a 2-0 week.

Foley, named Defensive Player of the Week for the third time this season, led Stonehill's defensive effort which posted a pair of shutout victories at Merrimack College and Southern Connecticut State University last week. The defense yielded only 10.5 shots per game, including 5.0 per game on goal, in the two wins. Foley also scored the insurance goal in Saturday's 2-0 win at Southern Connecticut, while also limiting the Owls to just five shots on goal.

Courtney Foley

Foley, named womensfieldhockey.com Division II Player of the Week once this year, has started all 18 games for Stonehill this season and shares the team lead with six assists (8th) to go with five goals (two gamewinners) for 16 points, chipping in with a defensive save. She has been the leader of a defensive unit that ranks second in the NE-10 with seven shutouts (2nd nationally) and a 1.43 team goals against average (5th).

Foley has appeared in 56 games over her Stonehill career, starting 40, and has totaled 11 goals and 13 assists for 35 points with three gamewinning goals. She earned NFHCA All-Academic honors as a sophomore and junior.

Courtney Osier 

Osier, NE-10 Goalkeeper of the Week for the second time this season (6th career), backboned the Stonehill defense to the two shutout wins by averaging five saves per games in the 140 scoreless minutes. She made five saves each in the road wins at Merrimack and Southern Connecticut State.

Osier, who also earned NE-10 Player of the Week honors once this season, has started all 18 games for Stonehill in her senior season, playing all but 26:25 in the cage, and has posted a 1.46 goals against average (3rd NE-10) and .755 save percentage (9th) with six shutouts (2nd) in 1,250 minutes, averaging 4.4 saves per game (9th). She carries a shutout streak of 154:20 into this week's games. Osier ranks sixth nationally in Division II for goals against average, 15th for save percentage and 20th for saves per game.

Osier has appeared in 63 games over her career at Stonehill, starting 60, and posting a career record of 42-18. She has played 4,277:03 over her career, posting a 1.24 career goals against average and .734 save percentage with 17 shutouts, averaging 3.33 saves per game.

Stonehill (13-5, 8-1 NE-10), ranked sixth in this week's Kookaburra/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division II poll, closes out the regular season tomorrow when it visits Assumption College for a Northeast-10 matchup at 4 p.m. The Skyhawks have clinched a first round bye for the upcoming NE-10 Tournament and will play in the semifinals, hosted by top-seeded University of Massachusetts Lowell, on Friday, November 19, at a time to be announced.