February 8, 2011

Indiana University's Shae Fournier Named February 7 Western Division Rookie of the Week

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- Indiana University freshman Shae Fournier (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada/Grant Park) tallied two goals, six assists and four steals to earn the February 7 Women's Varsity Western Division Player of the Week award.  The honor marks the second of her young career as she previously picked up the January 24 award.

Facing five nationally-ranked teams while in California, Fournier and the Hoosiers faced off with No. 16 University of California-Davis, before taking on No. 5 University of Hawaii, No. 4 University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), No. 2 University of Southern California (USC) and No. 9 San Jose State University at the Stanford University Invitational.

The freshman made several key plays down the stretch for the Hoosiers during their 15-13 OT win at UC Davis, including an earned five-meter penalty that Jakie Köhli (Jr., Burnaby, B.C., Canada/Moscrop Secondary) converted for a score. She also found the cage during a five-on-five, launching in a long-range goal to give the Hoosiers a two-score lead during the fourth quarter. Fournier also added an assist, two steals, and a pair of field blocks against the Aggies.

Against USC (9-1 L) and Hawaii (8-3 L), Fournier dished out a total of three assists. She converted a five-meter shot to pull the Hoosiers within two during the fourth quarter of the loss to UCLA (9-4 L), while also grabbing two steals and making one assist.

Fournier also recorded a single assist against No. 9 San Jose State (10-6 L) as she raised her season and career numbers to four goals and seven assists with a a team-high 13 steals, including five multi-steal performances.


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