Indiana University's Shae Fournier Earns May 2 Western Division Rookie of the Week Laurels
BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- Indiana University freshman Shae Fournier (Winnipeg, Manitoba/Grant Park) scored six times, handed out two assists, collected four steals and contributed a team high nine field blocks over three games to lead the No. 13-nationally ranked Hoosiers to the 2011 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Eastern Championship and earn the May 2 Women's Varsity Western Division Rookie of the Week award.
The first player in league history to earn the awards trifecta (Player of the Week, Rookie of the Week, Defensive Player of the Week) in a single season, she previously garnered the January 24, February 7, February 28, March 14 and April 18 Western Division Rookie of the Week awards. In addititon, Fournier picked up honors as the March 21 Western Divsion Defensive Player of the Week along with the February 28 and March 14 Western Division Co-Player of the Week as she now has a conference record nine weekly awards in her first collegiate season.
Against Harvad University, she racked up two goals, one assist, two steals, three field blocks and two earned exclusions in a 7-6 quarterfinal victory.
She continued to cause issues on the defensive end of the tank against No. 12 Hartwick College as she collected a team-high four field blocks with a goal, an assist and a steal in a 10-9 semifinal victory against the Hawks to advance the Hoosiers to the second consecutive Eastern title game.
She recorded a hat-trick versus the No. 6-ranked Wolverines of the University of Michigan in a 5-3 title game victory to mark her eighth game of the season with three or more goals. In addition, she contributed a steal, two field blocks and an earned exclusion in the victory.
A 2011 Western Division All-Conference Second Team selection and the Western Division Rookie of the Year, she possesses season totals of 57 goals, 37 assists, 79 steals and a team high 43 field blocks.