Groves Named CACC Player Of The Week

Groves Named CACC Player Of The Week

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College junior Macki Groves (Millville, N.J./Millville) has been chosen as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Women's Soccer Player of the Week for the period ending Sept. 7, the CACC announced on Tuesday. Groves was honored during the first set of CACC weekly awards handed out for the 2014-15 academic year, and earned the Player of the Week honor for the first time.

The 5-foot-4 Groves was honored on the strength of her performance in Felician's season-opening victory on Sept. 6, a come-from-behind 4-3, double-overtime triumph at Le Moyne College. Groves was starting her first college game at striker after two years as an outside midfielder. She tallied Felician's initial goal of the game on Saturday, then scored the game-winner 54 seconds into the second extra session to complete the Golden Falcons' rally from a 3-1 deficit in Syracuse, N.Y.

Groves is a three-year starter for Felician, and has amassed 11 career goals. She is a 2012 graduate of Millville High.

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Also on Tuesday, Felician men's cross-country sophomore Mike Secreti (Paramus, N.J./Paramus) was named to that sport's CACC Weekly Honor Roll.

Felician women's soccer is guided by seventh-year head coach Thomas Notte of Mount Arlington. Groves and the Golden Falcons (1-0-1, 0-0-0) are next in action on Thursday, when they host Pace University in non-league play at 7 p.m. at the Lyndhurst Recreation Complex.


Felician College, the Franciscan College of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic college founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician College welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician College currently enrolls more than 2,100 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician College also sponsors 13 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II and National Collegiate levels.