Landmark Conference Recognizes Coles, Metzger

Landmark Conference Recognizes Coles, Metzger

One for Winning 6K Race, Other for Defensive Effort 

Oct. 8, 2007

TOWSON, Md. - Two Goucher student-athletes - a senior runner on the women's cross country team and a freshman defender on the field hockey team - were among those who today were named Players of the Week for their respective sport in the Landmark Conference for Oct. 1-7.

This marks the second time in 2007 that J. Fraley Coles (The Plains, VA/Highland School) was selected the conference's Female Cross Country Runner of the Week and the honor recognizes her first-place performance on Saturday at the Mid-Atlantic Cross Country Classic. She completed the 6,000-meter race in 24:33.37, which was more than 14 seconds faster than the runner-up.

Coles was also the individual champion at the Mid-Atlantic Cross Country Classic as a sophomore in 2005 and as a junior in 2006. This year's race was conducted on the same course that will be used for the Landmark Conference Championships later this month.

Allison Metzger (Center Valley, PA/Southern Lehigh) was picked as the top defensive performer of the week for the sport of field hockey. She played an instrumental role in the Gophers' 2-1 triumph over Moravian on Saturday as she made a defensive save with the score tied at 1-1 in the second half and then was awarded an assist on the game-winning goal scored by Laura Groomes (Pittsburgh, PA/Fox Chapel Area) with  10:41 left to play.