RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College junior Kristen Toropiw (Hopatcong, N.J./Hopatcong) has been chosen as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 27, the CACC announced on Monday.
Toropiw, a 5-foot-7 center back, assisted on both of Felician's goals during a 1-0-1 week. She played all 204 minutes, helping the Golden Falcons post a 0.44 goals-against average for the week as they tied at Dominican (N.Y.) College, 1-1, on Oct. 23, and defeated Philadelphia University, 1-0, in overtime at home on Saturday.
For the season, Toropiw has started 16 matches, and is second on the Golden Falcons with three assists. She is the third Felician women's soccer student-athlete to win the CACC Defensive Player of the Week Award this season, joining goalkeepers Julia Sheridan (Hasbrouck Heights, N.J./Community) (Sept. 9) and Bjonda Ademi (Wayne, N.J./Wayne Hills) (Oct. 14). She is a 2011 graduate of Hopatcong High.
More information is available at http://www.caccathletics.org/sports/wsoc/2013-14/releases/20131028-WSOC-report.pdf.
Also on Monday, Felician men's soccer junior midfielder Rafa Coronel (Mexico City, Mexico/Thomas Jefferson Institute) was named to that sport's CACC Weekly Honor Roll.
Felician women's soccer is guided by sixth-year head coach Thomas Notte of Mount Arlington. Toropiw and the Golden Falcons (4-8-5, 3-4-5) complete their regular season on Wednesday, when they travel to regionally-ranked Dowling College.
Felician College is a coeducational, liberal arts, Catholic college, enrolling 2,300 students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Arts and Sciences, Business and Management, Teacher Education, and Health Sciences and Nursing. A Division II member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Felician College competes in baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, cross-country, men's golf, women's volleyball, and cheerleading. Founded in 1942 by the Felician Sisters in the Franciscan tradition, Felician College is located on two campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey.