Lucy Shepherd started Hofstra’s season with a bang. (Photo courtesy of Hofstra)

RICHMOND, Va. – Hofstra University fifth-year forward Lucy Shepherd and freshman midfielder Georgia Brown captured Colonial Athletic Association weekly awards, announced by the conference Monday afternoon.

Shepherd was named the offensive player of the week while Brown collected rookie of the week honors.

Shepherd tallied a career-high seven points this week, all of which occurred in rhw 5-1 victory over Stony Brook University to open up the season. She recorded the first hat-trick of her Hofstra career and was credited with the eventual game-winning goal. She also recorded one assist, on Hofstra’s first goal of the match. Shepherd was highly effective, scoring on all three of her shots on goal.

Brown stood out during her entire debut weekend. The midfielder shined in Hofstra’s 2-0 victory over UAlbany to close out the weekend, scoring twice. She was a threat all weekend long, tallying four shots per game while playing nearly every minute on the pitch.

Hofstra returns to action for another non-conference match against Brown University at Hofstra Soccer Stadium Friday at 1 p.m.