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Zych and Kotofski Named AMCC Goalkeeper and Player of the Week
11/11/2002

FROSTBURG, MD — For the second time this season sophomore Karen Kotofski (Northeast/Glen Burnie, Md.) and junior Stephanie Zych (Guilderland/Slingerlands, N.Y.) were each honored for their play in the same week by being named AMCC Player of the Week and AMCC Goalkeeper of the Week.

Kotofski and Zych were two of the main reasons the Bobcats were able to defend their AMCC Championship and earn a second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament.

The Bobcats entered the AMCC Tournament not having played a game in over a week and a half, but they seemed not to lose a step as Kotofski scored both goals in a 2-1 overtime victory over Pitt-Greensburg in the semifinal round.

In the final, Kotofski's presence and awareness allowed others to find openings as she provided an assist on FSU's second goal. In the overtime shootout, she provided the Bobcats with the early 1-0 lead as they went on to win the AMCC title, 3-1, in penalty kicks.

On the other end of the field, Zych has continued her domination of the AMCC, earning her fourth AMCC Goalkeeper of the Week honor of the season. In the AMCC Tournament, she was able to lift her team as the Bobcats played a man down for over 57 minutes.

Then in the final, she was able to keep the game tied through two overtimes before making two critical saves in the penalty kick round. She only allowed just one goal in the shootout and increased her school career records for wins (32) and saves (336).

Zych ranks second in the AMCC with a 1.31 goals against average. At the same time, she has played over 900 more minutes than the top AMCC goalie and has 29 more saves as well as two more shutouts.

Zych is one of the big reasons that the Bobcats are currently on a four-match winning streak, and, with Kotofski added to the mix, Frostburg State looks to keep the momentum rolling as they enter their second straight NCAA Tournament.

The Bobcats will travel to Westminster College on Wednesday, November 13th to play in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at 1:00 p.m.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu