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Sanders named NEC Rookie of the Week

Sanders named NEC Rookie of the Week

One day after tallying her first collegiate point, Bryant University women's soccer freshman forward Suzanne Sanders (West Chester, Pa.) was named the adidas/Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week, the conference announced Monday.

Sanders is the first Bryant player to recieve a weekly honor during the early 2011 campaign.  She picked up her first career assist during the Bulldogs' 2-2 draw against Big East and in-state rival Providence College on Sunday (Aug. 21), setting up an early strike for senior Kaitlyn Hinck (Bow, N.H.).

The West Chester, Pa. native received the ball on the right side of the field and carried it to the top of the six-yard box.  Noticing a wide-open Hinck, Sanders threaded a perfect pass across the box, resulting in Bryant's early goal just four minutes into regulation.

The Bulldogs welcome MAAC opponent Rider to campus for the team's home-opener on Friday (Aug. 26) afternoon.  Game time is set for 3:30 p.m.  Be sure to check back at for live stats and video, and follow @BryantAthletics for live Tweet updates throughout the game.