HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Hofstra University freshman defender Mason Tatafu has been named the Colonial Athletic Association rookie of the week, it was announced Monday by the league office.

The recognition is Tatafu’s second of the season as he was also CAA rookie of the week Sept. 13.

The Perth, Australia native started both of Hofstra’s games last week and scored the game-winning goal in the 2-1 victory at Saint Joseph’s. It was Tatafu’s second goal of the season.

Tatafu also played a key role on the defensive line that allowed two goals as Hofstra ran its winning streak to six.

Tatafu has started all 10 games for the 9-1 Pride. Hofstra hosts Columbia University Tuesday at 7 p.m.