Bobbie Zalewski thought she went to Drexel to play lacrosse. Turns out she went there to play field hockey, too.
Recruited out of Patapsco High as a lacrosse goalie, Zalewski was Drexel's starter last spring as a freshman, and has wound up this fall as the No. 1 field hockey goalie as well. It is her first competitive action in the sport.
She was named North Atlantic Conference Rookie of the Week after making five saves and leading Drexel to a 1-0 victory over Hofstra that ended the Dragons' losing streak at 29, dating to 1993.
"If ever there was a rookie of the week, it was Bobbie," said first-year coach Denise Zelenak, who persuaded Zalewski to try field hockey after last year's goalie left school. "She has been hard working and has kept us competitive."
Zalewski has started all seven games for Drexel (1-6) and has played all but 12 minutes in the goal, registering 70 saves.
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