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Little East: Three From Eastern Named

Miller, Godwin, Warren recognized in first weekly awards program

On Tuesday, Godwin also honored as ECAC Defensive Player-of-the-Week


From top: Godwin, Miller, Warren

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. -  Three individuals from Eastern Connecticut State University haveWARRIORlogo2009_72dpi.jpg been recognized  by the Little East Conference in its first weekly awards program of the fall, announced Monday.

Senior libero Erynn Miller (Stratford) in volleyball and senior defender Megan Godwin (Manchester) in women's soccer have been recognized with Defensive Player-of-miller_head_72LEC_2832.jpgthe-Week citations, while freshman midfielder Nicholas Warren (Southbury) was singled out as men's soccer Rookie-of-the-Week.

In addition, Godwin was also selected Divison III Defensive Player-of-the-Week in New England by the ECAC in the first week of its awards program.

In 25 sets this year for the 2-5 volleyball team, the 5-foot-8 inch Miller averaged 5.12 digs and had a .938 reception percentage. In a season-opening sweep of Coast Guard, the team captain was successful on 27 of 28 reception attempts and was perfect on 22 tries in that tournament against Stevens Tech. In 11 sets at Coast Guard, she averaged 6.2 digs. This past weekend at the Springfield College Invitational, the fourth-year letterwinner represented Eastern on the all-tournament team. In 11 sets over two days, Miller led the warren_jersey_72LEC_2704.jpgWarriors with 42 digs.

A fourth-year player and two-sport athlete, Godwin  anchored a defense which was not beaten over the first 335 minutes of the season en route to three straight season-opening shutout wins. After missing most of last year with injury, Godwin  has started all four matches for the  3-1-0 Warriors, averaging 84.3 minutes per match. In four matches, opponents have scored one goal on an average of only 8.5 shots per match (four shots-on-goal per match).

In the second match of the season Aug. 31, Godwin scored her first collegiate goal late in the first half in the Warriors' 4-0 victory over Fitchburg State University on the second day of the Warrior Classic.

One of five newcomers in Eastern's starting lineup this past Saturday, Warren scored his first career goal with just over two minutes left - the only goal of the match - as the Warriors won their home-opener Saturday against Bridgewater State University.  The freshman midfielder has started all three matches for 1-1-1 Eastern, averaging 76.0 minutes per match. The game-winning goal came on his third collegiate shot - the first which ended up on goal.

The women's volleyball team competes at Wesleyan University Friday at 7 p.m. On Saturday, the  men's soccer team - ranked No. 10 in New England -- hosts Ramapo College of New Jersey at 2 p.m., while the No.8-ranked women's soccer team visits Westfield State University at 3 p.m.


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