TOP GULLS: Salisbury, the two-time defending Division III champions, started off the season where it left off as the Sea Gulls improved their record to 5-0 after four wins last week. The Sea Gulls have won 38 straight games dating back to the 2003 season.

Senior forward Brittany Elliott scored seven goals and added three assist in Salisbury's four games last week to earn Capital Athletic Conference Field Hockey Player of the Week honors. The native of Delmar, Md., posted a hat trick against Brockport, and two goals against Eastern Mennonite.

The Sea Gulls outscored their opponents 26-3 in four wins last week, including a three-game sweep in the SU Invitational on Sept. 10-11. Salisbury is ranked No. 1 in the season's first STX/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III Poll released on Sept. 12.

OUT OF THE GATE: Middlebury College started the season with a pair of wins as the Panthers defeated Connecticut College, 4-1, on Sept. 10, and downed Springfield, 2-1, on Sept. 11.

Senior Ashey Lyddane of Greenwich, Conn., scored three goals in the two games, including the game-winning score at Springfield. She also contributed three defensive saves against the Pride. Lyddane was selected New England Small College Athletic Conference Player of the Week for her performance.

The Panthers, last season's NCAA runner-up, hold a No. 2 ranking in the STX/NFHCA Division III Poll.

HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE: No. 5 SUNY Cortland extended its home winning streak to 15 games as the Red Dragons defeated Houghton College, 3-0, on Sept. 10.

Three different players scored for Cortland, while goalies Jessica Anderson and Stacy Billings combined for the Red Dragons third shutout in four games.

Freshman midfielder Kayla Chambers from Craryville, N.Y., scored her first collegiate goal in the game.

DOUBLE TROUBLE: William Smith College's Maggie Dolan and Lauren Fuller garnered Liberty League Co-Offensive and Co-Defensive Performers of the Week, respectively, after leading the Herons to a 3-0 win at Oswego State last Week.

Dolan, a senior forward from Towson, Md., netted two unassisted goals against the Lakers as she improved her career points total to 66.

Fuller, a senior back from Loudonville, N.Y., helped the No. 7 Herons play stellar defense as they kept Oswego State from a single shot on goal.

GOAL-GETTER: Forward Vicki Egerer recorded five goals as she led Kean University to a 3-0 mark to earn New Jersey Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Egerer, a junior from Washington, N.J., posted the first hat trick of her career in a 4-1 win against Scranton, and then contributed two goals in a 5-0 victory over Arcadia. The Cougars completed the week with a 2-1 defeat of Philadelphia Bible. Egerer leads the league with six goals and 13 points.

The Cougars earned a ranking of No. 19 in the STX/NFHCA Division III Poll with their 5-0 start to the season.

NOTABLE: Karen Wendler netted the game-winning goal as Ursinus came back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Messiah, 3-2, in overtime on Sept. 10. Ashley Ettinger scored the Bears' first goal and assisted on the next two ¦ Montclair State senior goalie Robyn Apicelli was selected NJAC Defensive Player of the Week for the third time in her career after posting a trio of shutouts to lead the Red Hawks to a 3-0 mark last week. She now has nine shutouts in her career.