HARRISONBURG, Va., Oct. 28, 2013 – Freshman Ashley Herndon (Ashburn, Va./Stone Bridge) was named the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week on Monday, earning the honor for the third time this season following women’s soccer’s two conference wins last week.
Herndon contributed a goal and an assist as JMU went 1-0-1 in two tough road matches to clinch the CAA regular-season title. The freshman forward assisted on Katie Hyland’s game-winning goal in a 2-0 victory at Northeastern on Friday and scored the game-tying goal in the 69th minute as the Dukes battled to a 2-2 draw at Hofstra on Sunday. Herndon is tied for the team lead with 17 points.
JMU has been awarded four Rookie of the Week honors this season. In addition to the three times Herndon has won, freshman Meghan Cox earned the award following the opening week of the season.
As the top seed in the CAA Tournament, the Dukes (14-4-1, 6-1-1 CAA) will host the semifinal and championship rounds at University Park. The semifinals will be played on Friday, Nov. 8, while the title game will take place on Sunday, Nov. 10.