Noel Snags Hood Athlete of the Week Honors

Noel Snags Hood Athlete of the Week Honors

FREDERICK, Md.--Junior Brandy Noel of the Hood College field hockey team has been named as the Hood College Athlete of the week for her efforts against College of Notre Dame (Md.) on Saturday.

Noel, a forward/midfielder, scored two goals and had an assist in Hood's first win of the 2008 season. The victory also marks just the second win for Hood in 15 all-time meetings with their former Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference rivals. Hood last defeated Dame Oct. 25, 1999. Saturday's game was also the first time head coach Staci Brennan earned a win over the Gators.

The Severn, Md., native was instrumental in Hood's shutout of CND. She scored back-to-back goals in the second half in a span of eight minutes to break open a 1-0 game and assisted on one of freshman Maria Smith's two tallies on the afternoon.

In her Blazer career, Noel has scored nine goals and assisted on three others. She is currently fifth all-time in career points with 21.

The Blazers next game is set for Saturday, Sept. 20, at Cedar Crest College.

See full list of Hood Athletes of the Week