Dyer Named AU Student-Athlete of the Week Presented by GEICO


Senior defender Tatum Dyer of the American University field hockey team has been selected as the AU Student-Athlete of the Week presented by GEICO, Department of Athletics officials announced Monday. Dyer played a key role in American’s pair of wins over the weekend against Lehigh and Temple.

Dyer led the defensive unit that allowed only two goals and seven total shots in the week. The Windham, N.H., native played all 70 minutes in both games this weekend.

Additionally, Dyer had a productive week offensively, registered her first-career goal against Temple on a penalty stroke, a key score that gave AU a 2-1 lead in the 56th minute. She also picked up an assist on the first score against Lehigh on a penalty corner. The assist was her third helper of the season and fifth of her career.

Dyer and the Eagles will return to Patriot League play this Saturday, October 8 at Holy Cross. The action from Worcester, Mass., gets underway at 11 a.m.