For the third time in her young career, Caroline Raymond of the Army West Point Women's Lacrosse Team was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week.
"Caroline has such great composure as a freshman," Noto Family Head Women's Lacrosse Coach Kristen Skiera said. "She is so humble and I don't think entirely aware of all the things she is capable of. What most people don't get to see is that day in and day out, she asserts her dominance and power in practice so that the team trusts her with the ball in her stick when it comes game time. She continues to diversify her game and I could not be prouder of her."
Raymond received the honor after a clutch performance in the Black Knights' 15-14 come-from-behind victory over Monmouth on Saturday. The rookie played a large role to help her squad overcome a six-goal second-half deficit by scoring three goals in the final stanza for her first collegiate hat trick. With 10:39 remaining, Raymond tallied her first score to trim the deficit to five and spark an Army run. Her second goal of the contest cut the Monmouth lead to three with 6:41 left to go, before she sealed the comeback win for the Black Knights by scoring the game-winning goal with 17 seconds left. In her first season with the squad, the Mahopac, N.Y., native has tallied 10 goals and 10 assists in six outings.
Raymond and the Black Knights will return to action on Friday when they host Virginia Commonwealth for a 4 p.m. non-league contest at Michie Stadium.