University freshman attack/midfielder Becky Conto continues to cement
herself as one of the top rookies in the Colonial Athletic Association
(CAA) as the first year player was named the CAA Rookie of the Week for
the third time this season.
The West Hempstead resident previously garnered CAA Rookie honors on March 25 and April 8.
is the fourth straight week that Hofstra has won the award from the CAA
as freshman attack Emily Considine was named the rookie of the week on
April 1. Conto
continued her strong rookie campaign as the talented first-year player
had seven draw controls and four goals in the Pride’s two games.
opened the week with four draw controls in Hofstra’s 9-8 triple
overtime loss against James Madison on Friday before notching a
career-high and game-high four goals in the 18-7 win over George Mason
Conto now has 23 draw controls over the Pride’s last four games, an average of nearly six per contest.This
season she ranks fourth on the team in scoring with 17 points on 14
goals and three assists. She also has 40 draw controls, 10 ground balls
and six caused turnovers. She ranks second on the team in draw controls.
Sacred Heart Academy graduate started for West Hempstead's varsity
program as an eighth grader at West Hempstead Middle School.
Hofstra (8-6, 2-2 CAA) will host CAA-leading Towson on Friday at 7 p.m. in its next contest.