PHILADELPHIA - With an undefeated 3-0 Atlantic 10 record on the line, the Temple field hockey team will play at Saint Louis on Friday afternoon and then return home for "Senior Day" on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. against Massachusetts. The Owls' five seniors- Becca Keener
, Kaylee Keener
, Caryn Lambright
, Bridget Settles
and Carissa Young
will be honored prior to Sunday's game.
Temple (6-10, 3-0) has defeated Saint Joseph's, Richmond and La Salle on the way to a perfect conference record so far, and will look to keep the streak going at Saint Louis as the Billikens (3-12, 0-2) have yet to win an A-10 game.
If you can't make it to Sunday's game, be sure to check out the live webcast HERE
and the live stats HERE
If the Owls are successful at Saint Louis and Massachusetts gets a win at La Salle on Friday, the two undefeated teams will meet for a showdown on Sunday afternoon. The Minutewomen are currently 5-9 overall and also 3-0 in the A-10. UMass was picked to win the league this year after falling in overtime in last year's A-10 Tournament semifinals against Richmond. The Minutewomen are in search of their league-leading 12th A-10 title and third since 2007, while Temple has not won the conference since 1994.
UMass holds a 31-10 lead in the all-time series, while the Owls are 6-3 all-time against Saint Louis. In the last meeting between the two teams, Massachusetts edged Temple 1-0 in overtime of the A-10 Tournament semifinals on Nov. 5, 2010 at Geasey Field. Temple beat Saint Louis 5-0 at home last year, and 6-2 on the road in 2009.
HIGHEST RPI AMONG A-10 TEAMS
In the latest RPI rankings for NCAA Division I field hockey, Temple is the highest-ranked team in the Atlantic 10 at 34 (among 79 teams). UMass is right behind at 35, while Richmond holds the 38th spot.
SENIOR DAY BIOS
has helped to anchor the backfield over her four-year career with the Owls, and has appeared in every game for the past three seasons. She was honored for her strong contributions when she was named to the Atlantic 10 Second Team last year as well as to the A-10 All-Tournament Team. Becca was also a co-recipient of the team's Most Valuable Defensive Player Award. Off the field, Becca is an elementary education major and a strong student who has been named to the President's Honor Roll for the last two years with a cumulative GPA of 3.77.
has been a consistent contributor to Temple's success throughout her career. Her seven assists as a junior led the team and ranked sixth in the Atlantic 10, and her four assists this year are tied for the team lead. Kaylee was a co-recipient of the team's Hustle Award last season and also scored three goals including one game-winner. Kaylee has been nominated by her coaches for the upcoming NFHCA Senior All-Star game. Off the field, Kaylee is an elementary education major with a 3.62 GPA, and was named to the President's Honor Roll for the last two years.
has played in almost every game for Temple in her three active years on the team and has scored nine career goals for the Owls including three game-winners. Caryn tied for third on the team last year in scoring, and is tied for second this season with four goals and one assist. Off the field, Caryn is a kinesiology major and impressive student with a 3.77 GPA. She has been named to the President's Honor Roll the last two years, and as a sophomore she was one of Temple's Trustee Ten, honoring the 10 student-athletes with the highest grade point averages.
Temple's strongest offensive threat for the last three seasons, Bridget Settles
was an Atlantic 10 First Team selection as a junior and Second Team honoree as a sophomore. Bridget was also named to the All-Region Second Team last year. With 14 goals already this season, Bridget leads all players in the A-10 and ranks 23rd among all players in NCAA Division I. She has scored 39 career goals to rank sixth all-time at Temple, has recorded 91 total points to rank seventh all-time, and has earned A-10 Player of the Week honors three times so far this season. Bridget has been nominated by her coaches for the upcoming NFHCA Senior All-Star game. Off the field, Bridget is a kinesiology major and one of the team's representatives to the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
has played in all but one game for Temple as she has helped anchor the Owls' defense for the past four years. Carissa has started in 67 total games for Temple, the most of any current player on the team. She has scored three goals and recorded three assists in her career, and was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team in 2008. Off the field, Carissa is a communications major and also one of the team's representatives to the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.