Athlete of the Week

Athlete of the Week: Philip Suprise

By Angelique Fiske, QBSN Publishing Editor

 September 6, 2012

The first-ever contest between the Quinnipiac men’s soccer team and the Lafayette Leopards will be one that senior captain Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wisc.) won’t soon forget.  Suprise had his way with the Leopards, earning a hat trick, the only goals scored for the Bobcats in the 3-1 victory, as well as the first three goals of his senior campaign.   His dominating performance earned him the title of NEC Co-Player of the Week.

The hat trick, the first of the season by any NEC player, marks the second time Suprise left the crowd stunned by a scoring trifecta.  Suprise made the Bryant Bulldogs pay the price in his freshman year, sealing the 3-0 victory for the Bobcats.

Suprise’s three-goal game pushed his career total to 20, good for a shared spot at 10th all-time.  Tack on the assist earned on Will Daniels’s (Clackamas, Ore.) second goal of the year in the team’s 2-1 win over Holy Cross and Suprise sits at 13th for all-time points.

While it took three games into the season for the all-star forward to open the floodgates, the Bobcats will need their captain’s momentum to continue as they hit the road to face a tough Loyola team on Saturday, Sep. 8 at 7 p.m.

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Athlete of the Week: Jennalise Taylor

By Zack Daly, QBSN Staff Writer

August 29, 2012

Coming into the 2012 campaign, Jennalise Taylor (Yardley, Pa.) had never scored a point for the Bobcats. It didn’t take long for Taylor to remedy that this season, as she lead the Bobcats (2-0, 0-0 NEC) to their first 2-0 start in Division I history, scoring two goals and assisting on two others.

On Aug. 24, Taylor scored the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. With less than a minute to go in the first half, the junior captain collected a rebound off of a corner shot and scored on a low shot that went under the reach of the keeper.

Two days later in the Bobcats’ home opener, Taylor scored another goal and added two assists to extend her team leading point total to six. Two minutes into the game, Taylor capitalized on the first corner of the afternoon, putting a rocket past the Towson goalie. Taylor would assist on goals by Meghan McCullough (Plymouth Meeting, Pa.) and Kristen Engelke (Dallas, Pa.). Taylor was named the player of the game in the 3-1 victory over Towson.

So far, the Bobcat field hockey team has scored four goals in the young season, and Taylor has contributed to them all. The NEC recognized Taylor as well, naming her co-player of the week.

The Bobcats return to action Friday, August 31 against Boston College at the turf complex in Hamden, Conn.

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