WASHINGTON -- A 6-0 start propelled Catholic to No. 24 in this week’s USA Today Division III Top 25 Coaches Poll, announced on Tuesday.  CU won all three of its games last week and is a perfect 3-0 at home.

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Behind strong defense and a balanced offense, CU has raced its way to six consecutive wins to begin the season. The Cardinals opened the campaign with two wins in two days at the Randolph-Macon Tip-Off Classic in mid-November and then opened their home schedule with a victory against Marymount.

Last week, CU took down Bridgewater, Salisbury and conference foe Drew to remain unbeaten.

Senior captain Jill Woerner leads the squad in scoring at 17.5 points per game.

Katarina Owunna, currently leads CU in rebounding at 9.7 per game, and her 11.3 points per game average is second to Woerner.  Kelli Josephsen is next in line in scoring with 9.2 points per game, followed by Jenny McGann (7.7) and Josehine Migash (7.5).

The Cardinals currently lead the Landmark Conference in scoring defense (48.8 ppg), scoring margin (+17), field goal percentage defense (28.5 percent) and rebound margin (+10.8).

CU has held all six teams it has played to less than 60 points and four to less than 50.