Fairfield, CT – Freshman Paige Olson (Sykesville, MD) has been named this week's Northeast Conference Player and Rookie of the Week. Olson becomes the second Pioneer to win NEC Rookie of the Week honors this season joining freshman Katie DeRienzo (Douglaston, NY).
Olson went a perfect 3-0 in singles and 2-1 in doubles this past week. The Sykesville, MD native came from a set down last Wednesday to beat Siena's Cassie Braz, 4-6, 7-6 (8), 10-6, in non-conference action. Olson once again came from behind on Friday to beat Quinnipiac's Mary Chupa, 1-6, 6-4, 10-6, and earned a 6-3, 6-1 decision over Bryant's Jovana Hadzi-Tanovic the following afternoon. Olson has now improved to 10-5 in singles play on the year and is 4-1 in the Northeast Conference. In doubles action, she joined fellow freshman Alyssa Migliorini (North Haven, CT) to win two-of-three matches at #3 doubles.