Christopher and Hunter named Colonial Athletic Association Players of the Week

By: Jake Shindel, Editor

University of Towson women’s soccer forward Nia Christopher and soccer player D’Ago Hunter have each been named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week for their respective sports, the CAA announced Monday.

Christopher was named CAA Women’s Football Offensive Player of the Week after setting a program record with five goals in a game against Delaware State University. His five goals are the most by any player in a game this season, according to the press release.

The pre-season player of the year has eight goals this season and two assists. Christopher is the first Towson women’s soccer player to receive a CAA Weekly honor this season.

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The next women’s soccer match is Thursday, September 22 at home against Monmouth University at 6 p.m.

Hunter was the only Tiger to find the end zone in their 65-7 loss at West Virginia University on Saturday. West Virginia scored a touchdown on the first drive of the game, and Hunter took the next kickoff 96 yards from home to tie the game at seven apiece.

The kick returner and running back returned eight kickoffs for 227 yards, an average of 28.4 yards per return, according to the press release. Hunter is Towson’s only special teams touchdown of the year so far.

Hunter is the second Towson Football player to receive CAA honors this season and the first Tiger named CAA Special Teams Player of the Week since Shane McDonough in September 2019.

The Tigers start the conference game against the University of New Hampshire on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 4 p.m.

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