RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College freshman Amanda Nowak (Lyndhurst, N.J./Lyndhurst) has been chosen as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Women's Soccer Rookie of the Week for the period ending Sept. 28, the CACC announced on Monday. Nowak is Felician's first conference Rookie of the Week in any sport in 2014-15.
Nowak, a 5-foot-7 midfielder/forward, was honored on the strength of her performance in Felician's 4-2 CACC road victory over regionally-ranked Georgian Court University on Saturday, a win that capped a 2-0 week for the Golden Falcons. Against the Lions, Nowak tied the game at 1-1 with a goal in the 34th minute, then tallied what proved to be the game-winner 7:08 into the second half, giving Felician a 3-1 edge.
Nowak has appeared in six games for Felician, starting five, and ranks second on the Golden Falcons with three goals. She is a 2014 graduate of Lyndhurst High.
More information is available at http://caccathletics.org/sports/wsoc/2014-15/releases/092914WSOCWeekly4.
Also on Monday, three Felician student-athletes – sophomore men's soccer midfielder Corey Telfer (North Brunswick, N.J./North Brunwsick); sophomore women's soccer forward Stephanie Hesse (Lincoln Park, N.J./Boonton); and junior women's volleyball middle blocker Kayla Gallagher (Bloomingburg, N.Y./Pine Bush) -- were named to their sport's CACC Weekly Honor Roll.
Felician women's soccer is guided by seventh-year head coach Thomas Notte of Mount Arlington. Nowak and the Golden Falcons (4-2-2, 3-1-1 CACC) are next in action on Oct. 4, when they host Holy Family University in CACC play at 5:30 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.