HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Hofstra University senior defender Madeline Anderson was named the Colonial Athletic Association women’s defensive player of the week, the conference announced Monday morning.

Anderson netted the game-winner goal for the Pride Thursday night against Boston University, heading in a corner kick with 20 seconds left in regulation to knot the score at one and force extratime. Hofstra went on to beat the Terriers, 2-1.

The CAA co-preseason player of the year also anchored a backline that allowed two shots on goal from BU, as well as three total shots over the second half and two extratime periods.

Anderson’s award marked Hofstra’s first weekly CAA honor of the season.

The Pride returns to action Thursday, heading to Fordham Univeristy for a 7 p.m. matchup.