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JMU roundup: Wimmert earns honor

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JMU field hockey freshman goalkeeper Lena Wimmert has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week, the league announced on Wednesday.

Wimmert spurred JMU to a 1-1 record against a pair of non-conference foes last weekend. She limited opponents to just one goal in 140 minutes of actions and stopped 10 of the 11 shots she faced. The rookie started her week with a 4-0 shutout of Radford. It was her fourth shutout of the season, the most by a JMU freshman since Kelsey Cutchins (2006-09) had five in 2006. Against Duke on Friday, Wimmert turned aside 10 shots in a 1-0 loss.

For the week, the Dukes' goalkeeper posted a 0.50 goals against average and a .909 save percentage. This season she is 8-6 with a 1.10 goals against average and a .816 save percentage. She ranks in the top 10 nationally in both categories.

Swimming and diving
James Madison swimming and diving senior diver Kimberly Helfrich has been named the CAA Diver of the Week, the league announced on Wednesday. This is the sixth time in her career that Helfrich has claimed the weekly diving honor.

Helfrich helped lead JMU to a double-dual meet sweep with her performance against Rider and UMBC in Baltimore last weekend. She finished first in both diving events to lead a dominating performance by the Madison diving team that claimed six of the top seven spots combined in the two diving events.

Helfrich scored a 269.00 to finish first on the one-meter board and added a .264.45 on the three-meter board. She finished more than 30 points ahead of her nearest competitor, JMU sophomore diver Alex Savage, in the three-meter event and just under 18 points ahead of freshman diver Carly Alexander in the one-meter event.

The Dukes return to the pool next Saturday, Oct. 27, as they travel to Pennsylvania for a double-dual meet with Villanova and West Virginia.

Men's soccer
Former JMU men's soccer player Joel Senior played more than a third of the game in Jamaica's 4-1 win over Antigua and Barbuda on Tuesday night.

The former Dukes midfielder entered the World Cup qualifying match in the 58th minute at National Stadium.

With the win Jamaica joined the United States, Panama, Honduras, Costa Rica and Mexico in advancing to the fourth and final round of CONCACAF qualifying.

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