Kelly Dostal Named ACC Field Hockey Player of the Week

Oct. 25, 2004

Greensboro, N.C. - Wake Forest's Kelly Dostal was named the ACC Field Hockey Co-Player of the Week announced the ACC office on Monday. The senior forward led the Deacons to a 9-0 win against Radford last Wednesday and a 3-2 conference road win against the Cavaliers on Sunday. She has now won the award six times as a Deacon and four times this season. Dostal shared the award with North Carolina's Laura Douglas.

Dostal led Wake Forest past Radford with two goals and three assists. With the two goals, she surpassed Jenny Everett's career goals record of 76. Dostal scored the third goal of the Sunday game against Virginia, for her 78th goal of her career. She overtakes Everett for fifth place in the ACC record books for career goals. The record (101) is held by Meridith Thorpe of Virginia (1995-98).

Her seven points from the Radford game and her two points against Virginia bring her career total points to 189, which puts her in fifth place in the ACC record books for career points and vaults her into first place in the Deacon books, again snatching the crown from Everett. Speaking of crowns, Dostal was named the Wake Forest homecoming queen at Saturday's football game.

In 2004, she has already tied her own Deacon record of 63 points in a season, which she set last year. She needs only eight more shots this season to break the single season shots record, currently held by Tracy Stickney, who fired 138 shots in 1989.

Dostal has 15 assists this season, second most in the ACC and two assists shy of the total number of assists in her first three seasons combined. She leads the ACC in points (63), goals (24), goals per game (1.41), and shots per game (7.71).

She and teammate Claire Laubach were named NFHCA South Region All-Stars this morning.

Dostal continues to join elite groups of athletes in Wake Forest athletic history. Only two other people in Deacon history have earned ACC Player of the Week Honors four times in one season. Tim Duncan earned the honors four times in 1996 and again in 1997. Josh Howard was named ACC Player of the Week four times in 2003. She has now won the award six times, which puts her in second place for winning the award the most times overall. Only Duncan earned the honor more (11 times).

The Deacons enjoy a nearly two week rest period before they host the ACC Field Hockey Tournament, Nov. 4-7 in Kentner Stadium. Admission for the event is free. Seedings and game times will be announced at the conclusion of the ACC Regular season, Saturday, Oct. 30.



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