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W&M's Liu named CAA Golfer of Week after record-breaking performance at Pinehurst

William and Mary women's golf senior Alessandra Liu was named Colonial Athletic Association Golfer of the Week Wednesday.

Liu closed the fall by winning the Pinehurst Challenge in North Carolina by three strokes at 206 (10 under par) for the lowest collegiate score ever at Pinehurst. Her second-round 65 (-7) was also the best-ever in the tournament's 19-year history.

That 65 is also tied for the fourth-best in the NCAA this season.

Liu is ninth in the country with a 70.75 average according to

The Pennsylvania native's win was was her third medal in four tournaments and is the first William and Mary played since 1992 graduate Vickie Linkous to win three times in a season.

WOMEN'S SOCCER: William and Mary senior goalkeeper Caroline Casey was named the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week in women’s soccer for the second time this season.

Casey posted back-to-back shutouts last week over College of Charleston and UNC Wilmington.

On Friday against College of Charleston, Casey made a pair of saves in the 1-0 overtime victory. On Sunday, she tied a season high with six saves.

For the season, Casey has a 0.68 goals-against-average, with 62 saves, and six shutouts and is nine saves away from moving into second all-time in school history. The Grassfield High product is also tied for fifth all-time in the CAA in shutouts (24), and is one shutout away from moving into fourth all-time in school history.

The Tribe opens a five-match road trip this weekend with a game against Drexel on Friday and one on Sunday at Delaware.

VOLLEYBALL: William and Mary swept Delaware Monday to improve to 8-12 overall and 2-5 in CAA play as Delaware dropped to 9-10 and 1-5 in league play.

William and Mary was led by senior Dessi Koleva's 15 kills and seven digs.

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