Field Hockey – Players of the Week for 2016

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Division I Post Season Honors

Defensive Player of the Year: Julia Young, North Carolina

Young, the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, led a backfield that ranked seventh nationally in scoring defense while facing the nation’s third-toughest schedule. Young helped UNC to six shutouts, which ranked sixth in the nation, and to advance to the ACC and NCAA finals.

Offensive Player of the Year: Greta Nauck, Delaware

Nauck powered the Blue Hens to the NCAA championship while leading the nation in scoring. She averaged over 3 points a game, the only player in Division 1 to do so, helping Delaware close the season with a 19-game win streak.

Rookie of the Year: Bente Van Vlijmen, Harvard

Van Vlijmen helped the Crimson to the Ancient 8 title, picking up Ivy League Rookie of the Year Honors as Harvard engineered a 2.5 game turn-around and a 17-spot jump in the rankings to a top-20 slot.

Coach of the Year: Carli Figlio, Monmouth

Figlio helped the Hawks earn a post-season bid at home as Monmouth posted an 8.5-game improvement and a top-25 computer ranking during the season, capturing the MAAC regular season and tournament titles en route to a 17-3 season a year after an 8-11 season in 2015.

First team All-Americans

Kate Barber, Indiana
Natalie Cafone, Iowa
Cat Caro, Princeton
Alyssa Chillano, Duke
Frederique Haverhals, Boston College
Paula Heuser, Albany
Lucy Hyams, Virginia
Lies Lagerweij, Syracuse
Welma Luus, Maryland
Ayeisha McFerran, Louisville
Anna Middendorf, Connecticut
Greta Nauck, Delaware
Charlotte Veitner, Connecticut
Tara Vittese, Virginia
Roos Weers, Syracuse
Julia Young, North Carolina

Second team All-Americans

Grace Balsdon, Maryland
Caroline Beaudoin, Stanford
Kelsey Bing, Stanford
Emma Bozek, North Carolina
Sarah Hawkshaw, Massachusetts
Alexa Hoover, Penn
Julie Laszlo, Monmouth
Erin McCrudden, Louisville
Aurelia Meijer, Penn State
Heather Morris, Duke
Esmee Peet, Delaware
Katie Trombetta, Michigan
Hester van der Laan, Boston University
Bente Van Vlijmen, Harvard
Kriekie Van Wyk, Pacific
Anna Willocks, St. Joseph’s

Third team All-Americans

Marissa Balleza, Harvard
Serena Barr, Liberty
Olivia Bolles, Connecticut
Ines Delpech, Kent State
Isabel Flens, Northwestern
Ymke Rose Gote, Boston College
Hannah Hall, James Madison
Lein Holsboer, Maryland
Adrienne Houle, Providence
Maddy Humphrey, Ohio State
Lauren Moyer, North Carolina
Moira Putsch, Penn State
Carla Romagosa, Miami
Rafaela Rubas, American
Regan Spencer, Syracuse
Casey Umstead, Connecticut

All-Rookie Team

Maddie Bacskai, Princeton
Kelsey Bing, Stanford
Katie Birch, Iowa
Berta Jover Llorens, Kent State
Daane Koch, Rider
Anouk Lalande, UMass-Lowell
Minout Mink, Louisville
Agui Moroni, Liberty
Margaux Paolino, Duke
Nicole Pluta, Wake Forest
Ash Rutherford, Pacific
Alexa Schneck, Penn
Pepa Serrano, St. Joseph’s
Dominique van Slooten, Virginia
Bente Van Vlijmen, Harvard
Nijsje Venrooy, Syracuse


Division II Post Season Honors

Defensive Player of the Year: Emily Howell, East Stroudsburg

Howell, the PSAC Defensive Player of the Year, helped the Warriors post a .78 GAA over their 20-game season that included the PSAC regular season title and a berth in the NCAA tournament. East Stroudsburg finished the season ranked second in the computer rankings and sixth in strength of schedule.

Offensive Player of the Year: Rachal Toppi, West Chester

The junior started all 20 games for the Golden Rams, leading all of Division II in goals (24), goals per game (1.20), points (53) and points per game (2.65). She also led the Rams in shot percentage (.387) and game-winning goals (4) while helping WCU navigate the fourth-toughest schedule in the nation.

Rookie of the Year: Elissa Frein, Adelphi

Frein, the Northeast-10 Rookie of the Year, ranked seventh nationally in scoring and helped the Panthers to the #4 seed in the conference tournament. Adelphi finished the season in top-10 in the computer rankings, and Frein picked up All-Conference Second Team and All-Rookie Team honors along the way. The freshman led the Panthers in points and goals and had four game-winning goals.

Coach of the Year: Sarah Johnson, Lindenwood

Johnson led the Lady Lions to its first-ever ECAC DII Field Hockey League regular-season and tournament titles. Lindenwood posted a 16-3 record and a 7-1 mark in conference play under her stewardship, making a two-win improvement in league action and a six-win jump overall from 2015.

First team All-Americans

Elizabeth Alie, Saint Anselm
Taylor Fisher, Shippensburg
Emily Howell, East Stroudsburg
Desiraye Mack, East Stroudsburg
Mary McNeil, Merrimack
Emily Miller, LIU Post
Aliza Mizak, Millersville
Ally Mooney, Shippensburg
Sarah Morse, Stonehill
Tara Robben, Lindenwood
Taylor Parker, Millersville
Dayle Paustian, West Chester
Sam Peters, Bloomsburg
Kacie Smith, Stonehill
Margaret Thorwart, Millersville
Rachal Toppi, West Chester

Second team All-Americans

Lindsay Cassel, Bloomsburg
Erin Collins, Saint Anselm
Rachel Colvin, Adelphi
Tori Ellis, Bentley
Morgan Firestine, East Stroudsburg
Rylie Hammond, Merrimack
Shea Healy, Stonehill
Andrea Koslowski, Assumption
Marnie Kusakavitch, West Chester
Steph Mocerino, LIU Post
Suzanne Muller, Shippensburg
Lena Pollich, Adelphi
Halley Rose, Pace
Allison Sheahan, Assumption
Robin Stevenson, East Stroudsburg
Courtney Ueberroth, Kutztown

All-Rookie Team

Mikayla Cheney, Shippensburg
Chelsea Davis, American International
Enara Foncea, American International
Noor Fons, Lindenwood
Elissa Frein, Adelphi
Hannah Friend, Saint Anselm
Maya Gulliksen, West Chester
Marina Jozokos, Limestone
Kristen McCarthy, Assumption
Ali McKay, Bloomsburg
Katharina Ohmen, Merrimack
Sam Pavano, Bentley
Kate Remley, Limestone
Arantxa Rosainz Caloca, LIU Post
Caro Theunisz, Lindenwood
Louisa Wegener, Pace


Division III Post Season Honors

Defensive Player of the Year: Lexi Smith, TCNJ

Smith led the team in defensive saves with nine and led a defensive unit that allowed only 1.10 goals per game despite facing the nation’s sixth-toughest schedule. At the other end of the field, Smith paced the team in points with 50 on 18 goals and 14 assists throughout the season. Smith was named the New Jersey Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.

Offensive Player of the Year: Kelcie Finn, Trinity

Finn, the NESCAC Field Hockey Player of the Year award, led the nation with 27 goals (3.78 per game) and a school-record 68 points (3.78 per game), while helping the Bantams to the NCAA tournament while facing the nation’s eight-toughest schedule. Finn was fifth nationally and first in the NESCAC with 14 assists (0.78 per game), while starting all 18 games this fall.

Rookie of the Year: Michaela Giuttari, Hamilton

Giuttari, the NESCAC Rookie of the Year, played in all 17 games and led the team with 14 goals, eight assists and 36 points. She helped Hamilton to a top-10 computer ranking during the season and a 2.5-game improvement from last year that saw them finish in the upper half of the NESCAC and the conference semifinals.

Coach of the Year: Megan Eddinger, Muhlenberg

Eddinger led Muhlenberg, predicted to finish fourth in the preseason poll, to a share of the regular-season title. Mentoring the Mules to a 5.5-game improvement from last year, she coached the team to the ECAC title with Rachel Strow picking up Centennial and Region Player of the Year honors along the way.

First team All-Americans

Sayaka Abe, Rochester
Annie Artz, Tufts
Lauren Berestecky, Middlebury
Sara Culhane, Amherst
Lauren Drakeley, Babson
Kelcie Finn, Trinity
Carissa Gehman, Messiah
Hannah Miller, Salisbury
Lexi Smith, TCNJ
Sami Smith, Keene State
Sarah Speroff, Kenyon
Rachel Strow, Muhlenberg
Ashley Tango, Babson
Ellexa Thomas, Tufts
Aliki Torrence, Ursinus
Margaret Wentzel, Alvernia

Second team All-Americans

Lindsay Bower, Messiah
Emily Boyle, Muhlenberg
Kim Davis, FDU
Jaclyn Douglas, TCNJ
Bridget Falcone, Franklin & Marshall
Caroline Fiore, Amherst
Juliana Fiore, Bowdoin
Kimmy Ganong, Bowdoin
Krista Lamoreaux, Skidmore
Bailey Lien, Christopher Newport
Annie Leonard, Middlebury
Camille Maimone, Montclair State
Moriah Pfautz, Messiah
Jacqui Rosati, Rowan
Melissa Russo, Gwynedd Mercy
Mary Travers, Tufts

Third team All-Americans

Paige Berliner, DePauw
Kersey Boulay, Univ. of New England
Marita Brothers, Keene State
Kelly Cousoulis, Catholic
Alexandra Frary, William Smith
Grace Jennings, Middlebury
Shauna LaMaina, Kean
Emily Markarian, St. John Fisher
Nicole Matarozzo, Univ. of New England
Erin O’Connell, FDU
Emily Penn, MIT
Eva Rosencrans, Hamilton
Holly Smith, Univ. of New England
Amber Steigerwalt, Ursinus
Gabby Stein, Cortland
Hannah Wood, William Smith

All-Rookie Team

Ali Bishop, Bridgewater
Bridget Boyle, Rowan
Bridget Cavanaugh, Univ. of New England
Taylor Conley, Springfield
Michaela Giuttari, Hamilton
Erica Groves, Alvernia
Maya Haigis, Rochester
Taylor Hayes, Shenandoah
Lauren Hopkins, Mary Washington
Jillian Hughes, Salisbury
Alie Jones, Colby-Sawyer
Cristina Lopez, Vassar
Kate Milner, DePauw
Hunter Pitman, Susquehanna
Libby Pomerleau, St. Joseph’s (Maine)
Erin Saybolt, Ursinus
Lindsey Scott, St. John Fisher

DIVISION I


Defensive Player of the Week: Emmeline Oltmans, Delaware

Oltmans backstopped the Blue Hens into the final four, notching 17 saves over the weekend while allowing only two goals. In the second round against Louisville, the junior had six saves, including five in the second half, to earn a clean sheet and advance to the quarterfinals. She set a Delaware NCAA tournament record in the quarterfinal match against Duke on the road, making 11 saves.  

Offensive Player of the Week: Cat Caro, Princeton

Caro was a part of four of Princeton’s five goals as the Tigers advanced to the final four with a pair of upsets. In the second round game against Penn State, she had a goal and an assist as Princeton upset the Nittany Lions in Happy Valley. She then scored the opening goal and assisted on the game-winner in the quarterfinal win over Virginia.    

Rookie of the Week: Erin Shanahan, Virginia

Shanahan scored a pair of goals for the Cavaliers, half the weekend total for UVa.  

Honor roll:

Isabelle Delario, Massachusetts

Ashley Hoffman, North Carolina

Charlotte Veitner, Connecticut

 

DIVISION II


National awards released next week

 

DIVISION III


Defensive Player of the Week: Lauren Drakeley, Babson

Drakely led a stifling defense as the Beavers allowed only 10 shots combined, including only 3 on goal, in both regional contests. In the second round game against St. John Fisher, Babson defense surrendered only four shots. In the quarterfinal matchup against Franklin & Marshall, Drakeley assisted on the game-winning goal while helping hold the Diplomats to two shots on frame.

Offensive Player of the Week: Carissa Gehman, Messiah

Gehman was a part of over half of the Falcons’ goals as Messiah advanced to the finals weekend. In the second round game against Keene State, Gehman notched a pair of goals and an assist to help the Falcons move on to the quarterfinals. In that round against Middlebury, Gehman was a part of two of Messiah’s four goals (1g, 1a) to advance to the national semifinals.  

Rookie of the Week: Arielle Johnston, Salisbury

Playing in her first NCAA tournament, Johnston was a part of a defense that allowed only 11 shots combined in two games, with only five on goal. In the second round game against Kenyon, she assisted on Salisbury’s second goal as the Sea Gulls advanced to the quarterfinals. In the regional final against #6 Ursinus, Johnston helped the defense hold the Bears to two shots and again pitched a shutout, the second of the tournament for Salisbury. In addition, the rookie scored the game-winning goal to send the Sea Gulls to the national semifinals.

Honor Roll:

Emily Boyle, Muhlenberg

Sydney Cole, Franklin & Marshall

Erin Smith, Kean

Mary Travers, Tufts

DIVISION I


Defensive Player of the Week: Skyler Fretz, Penn State

Fretz led a defense that allowed only two goals in three games as the Nittany Lions won the B1G Championship, defeating Indiana, Michigan, and Maryland in consecutive games. The Penn State defense allowed only 21 shots, with only 11 on goal.

 

Offensive Player of the Week: Lucy Hyams, Virginia

Hyams led the Cavaliers in scoring over the weekend, picking up a point in every game as she had two goals and four assists as Virginia won the ACC tournament, upsetting Boston College and North Carolina along with a win at Wake Forest. She started the weekend with a 1+2 game against Boston College, scoring the tying goal and assisting on the eventual game-winner. In the Wake Forest game she assisted on the game winner before notching a goal and an assist in the title game over UNC.

 

Rookie of the Week: Kelsey Bing, Stanford

Bing closed out the week with a pair of shutouts as Stanford won the America East title; the rookie had 12 saves in the three games and allowed only two goals.

 

Honor roll:

Jule Grashoff, Wake Forest

Casey Hanna, Monmouth

Sarah Hawkshaw, Massachusetts

Ashley Hoffman, North Carolina

Maura Jacobs, American

Aurelia Meijer, Penn State

Greta Nauck, Delaware

Kriekie van Wyk, Pacific

 

DIVISION II


Defensive Player of the Week: Taylor Parker, Millersville

Parker led a Millersville defensive unit that allowed only one goal in three games, surrendering only 15 shots, including only five on goal, to three top-10 teams on the week. The Marauders shut out #8 Bloomsburg 2-0 and #1 East Stroudsburg, putting together 140 minutes of clean sheet hockey before surrendering their only goal of the week to #2 Shippensburg early in the title match. Millersville scored the final two goals of the game, including a stroke that was drawn by Parker.

 

Offensive Player of the Week: Emily Miller, LIU Post

Miller was a part of four of the five goals scored by the Pioneers as they won the NE-10 title and secured the top seed in the East Region in the NCAA tournament. She had two goals and added an assist in the 3-0 semifinal win over Stonehill before notching the game-winner in the 2-1 overtime victory at St. Anselm.

 

Rookie of the Week: Kate Remley, Limestone

Remley had two assists for the Saints as they upset Bellarmine, the #2 seed in the ECAC tournament. In the title game against Lindenwood, she led all players with five shots.

 

Honor Roll:

Arianna Ovadia, Molloy

Tara Robben, Lindenwood

Margaret Thorwart, Millersville

Rachael Toppi, West Chester

 

DIVISION III


Defensive Player of the Week: Jessica Brown, Shenandoah

Brown backstopped the Hornets to three victories over the weekend, making 12 saves while allowing only two goals as Shenandoah claimed their first-ever ODAC title, coming up from the #4 seed. In the semifinal game against top-seeded Lynchburg on the road, she made four stops in the overtime victory before coming back the next day to make seven saves in a clean sheet against Washington & Lee.

 

Offensive Player of the Week: Giovanna Fasanello, Geneseo

Fasanello was a part of all four of the Knights’ goals on the weekend, assisting on the only goal in the 1-0 upset of New Paltz before scoring all three in the 3-2 overtime victory over Oneonta, sending the Knights to the NCAA tournament.

 

Rookie of the Week: Hannah Sklar, Kenyon

Sklar scored both goals in the overtime win over Denison in the semifinal before starting the sequence that led to the overtime goal against DePauw in the final.

 

Honor Roll:

Yvonne Abate, Regis

Annie Artz, Tufts

Emily DiGaetano, Susquehanna

Jaclyn Douglas, TCNJ

Ashley Maynard, St. John Fisher

Hailey Mules, Rhodes

Jackie Neary, Cabrini

Kayla Rose, Skidmore

Paige Tedik, King’s

DIVISION I


Defensive Player of the Week: Megan Guilbert, Providence

Guilbert registered her first career shutout victory in BIG EAST Conference action this season and third career shutout in a 1-0 overtime victory against Old Dominion to close the regular season. She tied her career high in saves with eight, including two stops during the overtime session. The win clinched a spot in the four-team BIG EAST Conference Tournament.

 

Offensive Player of the Week: Krysten Mayers, Cornell

Mayers posted her second career hat trick, scoring all three goals, including the double-overtime game-winner, in the upset of Princeton.

 

Rookie of the Week: Agueda Moroni, Liberty

The freshman registered seven points with three goals and an assist for the Lady Flames this past weekend. Moroni scored Liberty’s first three goals in a 7-0 win over BIG EAST foe Temple on Friday, helping Liberty to earn the No.2 seed in the BIG EAST Championship. The midfielder also had an assist on Sunday in a loss to Wake Forest.

 

Honor roll:

Grace Balsdon, Maryland

Casey Crowley, Maine

Kara Enoch, Boston University

Greta Nauck, Delaware

Sam Swenson, Michigan

Fran Tew, Stanford

Casey Umstead, Connecticut

DIVISION II


Defensive Player of the Week: Elizabeth Egan, Merrimack

Egan posted two defensive saves in a huge 2-0 week for the Warriors. She led a defensive unit that only allowed two goals to two of the nation’s top-ranked programs in Satin Anselm and Stonehill. Both of her stops came in Merrimack’s 4-1 win over Stonehill.

 

Offensive Player of the Week: Taylor Simpson, Merrimack

Simpson scored three goals and added an assist for seven points across two 4-1 NE-10 victories over two top-five teams in Stonehill and Saint Anselm. She scored the game-winning goals in both wins and helped the Warriors earn a berth in the NE-10 championship.

Rookie of the Week: Maya Gulliksen, West Chester

Gulliksen tallied a goal and assist for three points in a 3-2 upset over Millersville on Wednesday. The freshman found the back of the net in the 30th minute to obtain a 1-0 lead. Later on, she would setup teammate Marnie Kusakavitch to even the match at two apiece in the 57th minute. On Saturday, the back produced an assist to help the Golden Rams to a 4-0 victory over host Seton Hill.

 

Honor Roll:

Carolyn Avery, St. Michael’s

Emily Miller, LIU Post

Ally Mooney, Shippensburg

Lena Pollich, Adelphi

Skylar Starbeck, Lindenwood

 

DIVISION III


Defensive Player of the Week: Aliki Torrence, Ursinus

Torrence was a big part of two shutout victories for the Bears, anchoring a defense that allowed only eight shots total in victories over Catholic (4-0) and Muhlenberg (2-0). The senior added an assist on the goal that gave Ursinus a 2-0 lead over the Mules, which ultimately clinched hosting rights for the CC semifinals and championship.

 

Offensive Player of the Week: Lucy Pearsall, Denison

In a 2-0 week for the Big Red, Pearsall notched a pair of game-winners to catapult Denison to the #2 seed in the NCAC. Against Wooster, Pearsall scored her second goal of the match in the opening minute of overtime, leading Denison to the 3-2 win.  Against Kenyon, Pearsall scored off a penalty corner with 15 seconds remaining in regulation.

 

Rookie of the Week: Michaela Giuttari, Hamilton

Giuttari scored the game-winning goal in Hamilton’s 1-0 win over Amherst to propel the Continentals to their first appearance in the NESCAC Semifinals. Giuttari scored the game’s lone tally 14:30 into the first half. She added two goals and an assist in a 6-1 victory against Union.

 

Honor Roll:

Rebecca Brosious, Alvernia

Melissa Butler, Bridgewater State

Kayla Copeman, Lynchburg

Issy Del Priore, Tufts

Lee-Anne Greenleaf, Maine-Farmington

Cristina Lopez, Vassar

Hannah Mack, Elizabethtown

Morgan Payne, Shenandoah

Danielle Rette, Haverford

Gabby Stein, Cortland

DIVISION I


Defensive Player of the Week: Stephanie Dressler, Bucknell

Dressler scored the game-winning goal and helped the defense limit Lafayette to just two shots in a 3-0 win Saturday to keep the team’s postseason hopes alive. She was also part of a strong defensive effort in a 1-0 double overtime victory against Lock Haven on Sunday for the Bison’s second shutout of the weekend.

 

Offensive Player of the Week: Nicole Woods, Louisville

Woods helped lead the Cardinals to a pair of ranked wins over the weekend with two goals and a pair of assists. The junior dished out an assist to give the Cardinals a 2-1 lead against No. 9 Virginia, and helped direct an attack which would eventually lead to a 3-2 overtime win. On Sunday, she registered a pair of goals and an assist as Louisville defeated No. 17 James Madison, 4-2.

 

Rookie of the Week: Sammi Steele, Duke

Steele anchored a strong defensive performance in Saturday’s 3-0 shutout of North Carolina. The freshman notched eight saves in the win, including six in the second half, to keep the Tar Heels off the board on 11 shots and four penalty corner attempts. Steele came out of the cage to cut off a dangerous opportunity late in the first period, setting up the Blue Devils’ second tally. She also made several diving stops in the second half to prevent a North Carolina rally. Steele earned her fourth shutout of the season and first against an ACC opponent, with this one coming against a Tar Heel squad that entered the contest averaging 3.5 goals per game.

 

Honor roll:

Marissa Balleza, Harvard

Grace Balsdon, Maryland

Frederique Haverhals, Boston College

Julie Laszlo, Monmouth

Cammie Lloyd, William & Mary

Maxi Primus, Albany

Anna Willocks, Saint Joseph’s

 

DIVISION II


Defensive Player of the Week: Sara Wilder, Bellarmine

Wilder organized a Bellarmine back line that conceded just two goals across three games in three days last weekend. On Friday, the defender helped hold Newberry to just one shot on goal in the Knights’ 1-0 win over the Wolves. Wilder then led a suffocating defensive performance against Belmont Abbey, as Bellarmine did not allow the Crusaders a single shot on goal. She also chipped in offensively, scoring from a penalty corner in the 7-0 triumph. The junior closed her week by anchoring the Knights defensive unit in their 3-2 win over Limestone, holding the Saints to seven shots on goal as Bellarmine earned its first win over Limestone in 12 tries.

 

Offensive Player of the Week: Nicole Johnston, Lindenwood

Johnston contributed significantly in all three victories in which she scored a goal in each game. In the 4-1 win over Mercy on Monday, Johnston tallied the first goal of the game then assisted on the third goal. She followed up with a critical goal in a defensive battle versus rival Limestone on Saturday when she completed a corner play. Also, she made a massive stop on defense towards the end of the first half when she blocked a shot away for the defensive save.

Rookie of the Week: Katharina Ohmen, Merrimack

Ohmen posted a 2-0 week in the cage for the Warriors, with a 1.00 GAA and a .909 SV%, including an upset win at Adelphi on Saturday. She registered the first shutout of her career with a career-high 12 save effort in a 1-0 win at Assumption Wednesday.

 

Honor Roll:

Danielle Ard, East Stroudsburg

Erin Collins, Saint Anselm

Emily Miller, LIU Post

Sarah Morse, Stonehill

Samantha Rumler, Millersville

 

DIVISION III


Defensive Player of the Week: Camille Maimone, Montclair State

Maimone helped the Red Hawk defense limit Kean to just six shots on goal as MSU topped the previously undefeated Cougars 3-1. She also helped the Red Hawks hold York to eight shots on goal in a 3-2 overtime win. Maimone contributed offensively by scoring the first goal of the game in the 10th minute.

 

Offensive Player of the Week: Bailey Tregoning, MIT

In a 2-0 week for MIT, Bailey Tregoning tallied four goals including a pair of game-winners. She began the week with a natural hat trick in a come-from-behind 5-2 win over Wellesley last Tuesday. Tied at 2-2, Tregoning gave the Engineers the lead in the 58th minute and went on to find the back of the net in the 60th and 63rd minutes to secure the victory. On Saturday, she opened the scoring in the 24th minute as MIT went on to record a 2-0 win at Mount Holyoke.

 

Rookie of the Week: Emily Matisons, Bridgewater

Matisons twice hit for game-winners, including the deciding goal in a 3-2 win at cross-town rival Eastern Mennonite. Matisons then had a hand in all four Eagles’ goals against Virginia Wesleyan, opening the game’s scoring with the first of three tallies while adding an assist.

 

Honor Roll:

Paige Berliner, DePauw

Sara Culhane, Amherst

Brittany Hodson, Arcadia

Lauren Hopkins, Mary Washington

Erin Morrisey, Fitchburg State

Moriah Pfautz, Messiah

Kailynne Reinoehl, Cortland

Samantha Rubin, FDU

Tressie Windsor, Salisbury

DIVISION I


Defensive Player of the Week: Carrera Lucas, Virginia

In the 3-2 win over William & Mary, Lucas tallied five saves, including a key stop on a penalty corner after time had expired to preserve the victory. Lucas picked up her fourth shutout of the season with a 1-0 overtime victory over No. 2 Syracuse on Saturday. The sophomore made some huge stops against the Orange, especially in the second half when Syracuse took 12 shots and Lucas made 8 saves in that period, giving her 13 on the weekend against just 2 goals.

 

Offensive Player of the Week: Aisling Naughton, Duke

Naughton powered the Blue Devils to a pair of wins on the week, assisting on the game-winning goal in the victory over Wake Forest before notching two goals and two assists in the 5-1 win over Old Dominion, including scoring the game-winner.

 

Rookie of the Week: Victoria Kammerinke, Saint Joseph’s

Kammerinke backstopped the Hawks to a pair of crucial conference road victories this weekend as Saint Joseph’s moved to 6-0 in league play, setting a new school record for conference wins. The goalkeeper from Kaarst, Germany, made three saves in the first five minutes and totaled four for the game as the Hawks topped Saint Francis, 2-1, on Friday. Two days later, in a battle of the league’s first and third-place teams, she made three more saves, including one in the final 90 seconds, that helped carry SJU past Lock Haven by an identical 2-1 score.

 

Honor roll:

Savannah Burns, Pacific

Lexi Collins, California

Mackenzie Karcher, La Salle

Erin McCrudden, Louisville

Emily Prettyman, Bryant

Savanna Reilly, Quinnipiac

Noelle Rother, Indiana

Rafaela Rubas, American

Tara Vittese, Virginia

 

DIVISION II


Defensive Player of the Week: Andrea Koslowski, Assumption

Koslowski played a major role for the Hounds in their 2-0 week. She had the game-winning assist in the 2-1 win over Pace on Saturday, and also added an assist on the insurance goal in a 2-0 win over No. 10 AIC. She played strong defense the entire game earning a defensive safe.

 

Offensive Player of the Week: Maddie Bressler, Saint Anselm

Bressler helped lead Saint Anselm to a pair of top-10 wins this week. She picked up an assist on the game-tying goal of an eventual 3-1 win over #4 Stonehill on Wednesday. She followed that up with a goal and an assist in a 3-1 victory over #10 American International on Saturday.

 

Rookie of the Week: Heather Gregory, Bellarmine

Gregory logged all 140 minutes in cage during Bellarmine’s two games and picked up two shutout victories, the first two clean sheets of her career. She came up with three saves against Mercy while facing six shots.

 

Honor Roll:

Amanda Gardiulo, Adelphi

Ally Mooney, Shippensburg

Melanie Rennie, Southern New Hampshire

Megan Tiwold, Kutztown

Rachael Toppi, West Chester

 

DIVISION III


Defensive Player of the Week: Julia Booth, Hamilton

Booth posted a 0.48 goals against average and .952 save percentage in a 2-0 week. She made 10 saves and recorded her second shutout of the year and the fourth of her career in a 3-0 win against Williams. In a 2-1 overtime victory against Bowdoin, Booth stopped 10 shots again as the Continentals defeated the Polar Bears for the first time after losing the first seven games in the all-time series.

 

Offensive Player of the Week: Kelcie Finn, Trinity

Finn had a monster week for the Bantams, scoring six goals and helping on three others as Trinity went 2-1 on the week. She opened up the week with a 3+2 game against Springfield, helping the Bantams score three goals (2g, 1a) in the first 14 minutes of play. On Saturday, Finn had a hand in all three goals in the upset of Middlebury (2+1) before adding one goal in an eventual loss to Tufts.

 

Rookie of the Week: Maya Haigis, Rochester

Haigis provided a scoring punch for Rochester this week, finding the cage on three occasions, boosting her total to six on the year which ranks third on the team.  She scored twice in UR’s 3-0 win on Tuesday over #15 William Smith, one of which was the game-winner.  The first year player then added a game-tying goal on Friday in the ‘Jackets 2-1 come from behind win over RPI.

 

Honor Roll:

Rachael Allshouse, Christopher Newport

Marita Brothers, Keene State

Megan Fountaine, Westfield State

Krista LaMaina, Kean

Alexandra Madden, Ferrum

Camille Maimone, Montclair State

Ashley Maynard, St. John Fisher

Jamie Navoni, Conn College

Claire Nolan, Johnson & Wales

Skye Swain, Virginia Wesleyan

Margaret Wentzel, Alvernia

DIVISION I


Defensive Player of the Week: Frederique Haverhals, Boston College

On Friday, the sophomore from Warmond, Netherlands, scored the game-winning goal when she knocked in the rebound of Emily McCoy‘s shot off the penalty corner. She also backed the defensive unit that held Louisville to just 10 shots – well below their 17.9 per game average headed into the game. On Sunday, Haverhals and the defense held Indiana to just four shots, more than 10 below their season average of 14.6 coming into the game. The 2-0 win was just the second shutout of the season for the Eagles and their first since Aug. 26.

 

Offensive Player of the Week: Emma Lamison, Syracuse

Lamison assisted on a pair of early Weers goals before scoring two of her own in little more than 25 minutes to start the Orange’s win over Duke. She followed that performance up with another two assists to start off ‘Cuse’s 5-0 win over Cornell on Sunday. 

 

Rookie of the Week: Anouk Lalande, UMass-Lowell

Lalande tallied two goals and one assist for five points on the weekend. On October 7 against New Hampshire, she tallied the helper on the game-winning goal to give the squad its first win ever against the Wildcats. Lalande then notched her second multi-goal game of the season on October 9, as her pair of scores propelled UMass Lowell to a 3-2 win at Vermont.

 

Honor roll:

Kelsey Bing, Stanford

Ashley Hoffman, North Carolina

Madison Maguire, Maryland

Megan Miller, Richmond

Greta Nauck, Delaware

Alysica Smith, Lock Haven

Florien Sondern, James Madison

Tara Vittese, Virginia

 

 

DIVISION II


Defensive Player of the Week: Emily Howell, East Stroudsburg

 Howell had a goal and a defensive save in ESU’s 2-0 win vs Bloomsburg Tuesday. She helped the Warriors to a 2-0 record with a pair of shutouts from her spot at center back, allowing three shots on goal vs Bloomsburg and holding Millersville without a shot on goal in 1-0 road win Saturday. 

 

Offensive Player of the Week: Hannah Friend, Saint Anselm

Friend helped lead Saint Anselm to a 2-0 mark in games this week. She scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in a 3-0 win over Bentley on Wednesday. She also scored the game-tying goal on Saturday afternoon against #10 Adelphi, which eventually was a 2-1 win for the Hawks.

Rookie of the Week: Chelsea Davis, AIC

Davis had another outstanding week for AIC, which went 2-0 with back-to-back 2-1 wins over Pace and Merrimack. She helped hold Pace to just seven shot attempts, and had two defensive saves against Merrimack, including one in overtime, and also had an assist on AIC’s game-tying goal.

 

Honor Roll:

Sara Freedman, Stonehill

Sam Rumler, Millersville

Lesly Sanchez Alvarez, Pace

Skylar Starbeck, Lindenwood

Brooke Zeiders, Shippensburg

 

DIVISION III


Defensive Player of the Week: Ashley Maynard, St. John Fisher

Maynard was sensational for the Cardinals over the week, posting a .933 save percentage and allowing only one goal in a 2-1 victory over nationally-ranked Rochester. In that game, she made 11 saves, including three in a series of penalty corners in the 70th minute. Maynard followed that win up with a shutout of Stevens.

 

Offensive Player of the Week: Jaclyn Douglas, TCNJ

She tallied three goals, including the game winner with just over three minutes remaining in a 3-2 comeback win over the Profs. She needed just three shots to score two goals in a 4-0 blanking of the Red Hawks.

 

Rookie of the Week: Olivia Antonelli, Worcester State

Antonelli totaled eight points in the Lancers’ 2-0 week of conference play. She marked the game-winning goal and assisted the other in the Blue and Gold’s 2-1 win over Bridgewater State. She then notched two goals and one assist in the 4-3 win over Plymouth State.

 

Honor Roll:

Nicole Bodo, Franklin & Marshall

Kim Davis, FDU

Liz DiCesare, Mount Holyoke

Halley Donlin, Elizabethtown

Weezie Foster, Kenyon

Mettler Growney, Bowdoin

Julie Mortimer, Babson

Lindsay Nye, York

Elizabeth Piszker, Houghton

Melissa Russo, Gwynedd Mercy

Alex Staples, Univ. of New England

Rachel Strow, Muhlenberg

DIVISION I


Defensive Player of the Week: Maeve Doherty, Columbia

Doherty played a key role in Columbia’s first weekend sweep of the year. She scored an equalizing goal in the 66th minute to tie the score and came up with a defensive save after the horn during a Rider penalty corner to force overtime and went on to register the game-winner in the extra frame. Two days earlier, the defender assisted on a go-ahead goal and made another defensive save to give the Lions their first Ivy League win over Cornell.

 

Offensive Player of the Week: Heather Morris, Duke

Morris guided the Blue Devils to a pair of ranked wins, tallying the game winner in both contests over the weekend. The senior forward from Pottstown, Pennsylvania, found the back of the cage twice in a balanced offensive effort against No. 15 Boston College and added an assist on the first goal of the game just three minutes in. Duke’s six goals in the 6-2 victory marked the most for the program in a regular season ACC game since 2003. On Sunday, Morris propelled the squad past No. 13 Boston University, firing the game winner in the 69th minute. She took a feed from Robin Blazing on the corner play and went top shelf to put the Blue Devils in front for good.

 

Rookie of the Week: Bente van Vlijmen, Harvard

van Vlijmen played a crucial role for the Crimson as they upset Boston University 1-0 before defeating Ivy rival Penn 3-2 in double overtime. She scored the only goal, the game-winner, in the victory over the Terriers before helping Harvard beat Penn by creating a number of penalty corners, including one that led to the opening goal for the Crimson.

 

Honor roll:

Marissa Balleza, Harvard

Grace Balsdon, Maryland

Isabel Flens, Northwestern

Mariona Heras, Miami

Paula Heuser, Albany

Nina Klein, Connecticut

Lies Lagerweij, Syracuse

Jackie Randa, Lehigh

Tara Vittese, Virginia

Anna Willocks, St. Joseph’s

Marguerite van Wyk, Pacific

 

 

DIVISION II


Defensive Player of the Week: Sarah Krause, West Chester

Krause was extraordinary this past week, hitting double-digit saves in both games as West Chester split a pair of contests against some top PSAC competition.  Her key performance came in a 3-1 win over No. 2 East Stroudsburg when she posted 15 saves – a record for a West Chester goalkeeper while playing as a Division II institution.  Her efforts helped end a four-game losing streak to East Stroudsburg dating back to last season.  Krause collected 10 more saves, including five during two overtime sessions, before West Chester lost a 3-2 contest at IUP.  Her determined play came despite West Chester showing 17 less shots and 22 less corners for the week. 

 

Offensive Player of the Week: Elizabeth Mercuri, Adelphi

Mercuri ran her streak of games with a goal to six in a 2-0 week for Adelphi, as she posted a team-high seven points in a pair of wins. She assisted on the opening goal in a 6-1 win over SCSU, also scoring once and adding another assist late in the game, while she scored the second goal and assisted on the third in a 3-1 win over league-leading AIC.

 

 

Rookie of the Week: Kate Remley, Limestone

Remley scored in both of Limestone’s victories over the weekend, scoring late in the game to force overtime in the eventual win over Bellarmine before helping the Saints build a 4-0 lead in an eventual 4-2 victory over Lindenwood.

 

Honor Roll:

Taylor Fisher, Shippensburg

Sara Freedman, Stonehill

Ericka Parks, LIU Post

Maria Patterson, Limestone

Melanie Rennie, Southern New Hampshire

Jenna Sanossian, Pace

 

DIVISION III


Defensive Player of the Week: Kailynne Reinoehl, Cortland

Reinoehl made 12 saves and allowed only a penalty-stroke goal in a 2-1 home victory over nationally 12th-ranked William Smith. She also stopped three shots in 64-plus minutes in a 7-0 win over visiting Brockport. The SUNYAC and ECAC Div. III North Defensive Player of the Week, Reinoehl has made double-digit saves in a game three times this season.

 

Offensive Player of the Week: Sara Culhane, Amherst

Culhane scored six of Amherst’s eight total goals, and added an assist, to record 13 points and help lift the Purple & White to a 3-0 week that featured two conference victories. Logging 4.33 points per game in the three-game span, Culhane’s biggest day came against previously unbeaten Tufts in which she notched her second hat trick of the season, including the game-winner in double overtime, to lead Amherst past the Jumbos, 3-2.

 

Rookie of the Week: Olivia Antonelli, Worcester State

Antonelli totaled eight points in the Lancers’ 2-0 week of conference play. She marked the game-winning goal and assisted the other in the Blue and Gold’s 2-1 win over Bridgewater State. She then notched two goals and one assist in the 4-3 win over Plymouth State.

 

Honor Roll:

Karlie Baran, Washington & Jefferson

Lori Berger, Trinity

Hunter Carden, UMass-Dartmouth

Lauren Fazio, St. John Fisher

Emily Hirtle, Endicott

Dallas Kendra, Wilkes

Lauren Russell, Husson

Melissa Russo, Gwynedd Mercy

Lexi Smith, TCNJ

Cameo Tietje, Smith

Margaret Wentzel, Alvernia

Ellen Westfall, Denison

Hayley Williams, Eastern

DIVISION I


Defensive Player of the Week: Julia Young, North Carolina

Young directed the Tar Heel defense and also played on corner offense and defense in the wins over Syracuse and Duke. On Friday, the senior from Yorktown, Virginia, anchored the backfield as the Tar Heels held the Orange to its lowest scoring output of the season and also limited Syracuse to just two penalty corners and 10 shots in 90 minutes of play. On Sunday, Young led the defense as UNC limited Duke to one penalty corner and a season-low six shots.

 

Offensive Player of the Week: Pascale Massey, Northwestern

Massey scored the game-winning goal in both of Northwestern’s impressive victories. Against fourth-ranked and previously undefeated Penn State on Friday, Massey recorded a game-high five shots including notching the game-winning goal in the 55th minute in the NU’s 5-3 win. She followed up the performance by posting a game-high four shots while tallying two goals as NU defeated No. 6 Maryland, 3-2. Massey tallied a goal in the second minute of the contest before breaking a 2-2 tie with her second of the game in the 60th minute.

 

Rookie of the Week: Kelsey Bing, Stanford

Bing was instrumental in helping the Cardinal earn two wins over the week. Overall, the freshman goalkeeper allowed just one goal while making eight saves in Stanford’s wins over UMass and Yale. Bing was phenomenal against UMass on Friday with three stops and her second shutout of the year against the Minutewomen before making five stops in a 3-1 win at Yale on Sunday.

 

Honor roll:

Daane Koch, Rider

Carrera Lucas, Virginia

Ryan McCarthy, Princeton

Libby Manela, Harvard

Claudia Marin Samper, Hofstra

Greta Nauck, Delaware

Carla Romagosa, Miami

Paige Stuppy, Lock Haven

Charlotte Veitner, Connecticut

 

DIVISION II


Defensive Player of the Week: Ally Mooney, Shippensburg

Mooney did not allow a goal in over 120 minutes of action on the week, making seven saves in a key PSAC game against Kutztown before stopping Seton Hill twice in almost 60 minutes of play.

 

Offensive Player of the Week: Emily Miller, LIU Post

Miller tallied two goals and two assists for a six-point output in helping lead the Pioneers to a pair of wins last week. The sophomore scored a pair of goals and added an assist in a 3-0 win over No. 5 Stonehill on Saturday in her best game of the week. It’s the second time this season she’s been honored with this award from the league office.

 

Rookie of the Week: Chelsea Davis, American International

Davis was outstanding in all phases of the game for AIC as the Yellow Jackets went 2-0 against Franklin Pierce and SNHU. She put four shots on target in the two games, while leading a defense that allowed just seven, with no goals against. Against Southern New Hampshire, she also made a defensive save in overtime, knocking a rebound shot out of midair with her stick to save the game for AIC.

 

Honor Roll:

Tori Ellis, Bentley

Brooke Haskell, St. Anselm

Katie Jo Hollkamp, Bellarmine

Abby Sauder, Bloomsburg

Taylor Simpson, Merrimack

Skylar Starbeck, Lindenwood

 

DIVISION III


Defensive Player of the Week: Marge Gardiner, University of New England

Gardiner was part of a University of New England defense that allowed a total of 11 shots and four shots-on-goal in a couple of conference wins this week. Gardiner and the Nor’easters defense allowed only a single goal in their game against Endicott on Tuesday (Sept. 20) before shutting out Salve Regina on Saturday (Sept. 24).

 

Offensive Player of the Week: Michaela Giuttari, Hamilton

Giuttari had a monster week for the Continentals as Hamilton won two NESCAC games, including an upset of Middlebury. She scored two goals and assisted on the go-ahead tally midway through the first half against Conn. College. The freshmen then chipped in one goal and was credited with the assist on the eventual game winner early in the second half against Middlebury. 

 

Rookie of the Week: Libby Pomerleau, St. Joseph’s

Pomerleau enjoyed a tremendous week with four goals and an assist in a 2-1 week. The freshman forward played a hand in five of the Monks’ six goals with two markers and a helper in a 4-2 victory over Springfield on Tuesday and both tallies in a 2-1 overtime victory over Lasell on Friday.

 

Honor Roll:

Paige Amico, Vassar

Nicole Arata, Tufts

Gabbie Bower, Marywood

Elizabeth Coughlin, Skidmore

Carissa Gehman, Messiah

Sarah Hemstock, Mount Ida

Emily Markarian, St. John Fisher

MaryKathryn Slattery, Roger Williams

Jessie Todd, Salisbury

Lauren Travis, Rhodes

Haley Waslasky, King’s

DIVISION I


Defensive Player of the Week: Chelcie Mendonca, Boston College

Lining up at right back, Mendonca and the BC defense helped the Eagles go 2-0 on the weekend to move to 4-3 on the year and 1-1 in ACC play. In the 2-1 victory over the third-ranked Tar Heels, the Eagles’ first since 2008, Mendonca scored the game-winning goal and helped the defense hold the Tar Heels to one goal. In Sunday’s 8-1 win, the junior back from Brampton, Ontario, helped limit Northeastern to one goal and assisted on the game-winning goal.

 

Offensive Player of the Week: Charlotte Veitner, Connecticut

Veitner helped the Huskies beat No. 13 Old Dominion and No. 14 Virginia on the road. She scored a program-record six goals against Virginia on Sunday, the most goals and points (12) ever earned in a single game by a UConn player.A prolific scorer, Veitner netted four of her six goals in the second half, helping the Huskies to cruise past Virginia in a game that was broadcast on ESPN3.

 

Rookie of the Week: Sammi Steele, Duke

In a meeting of unbeaten ACC teams Friday, Steele limited a Louisville offense averaging over four goals a game to just one score on a penalty corner. After Duke scored the go-ahead goal in the 63rd minute, she kept the Cardinals off the board for the remainder of the contest to give the Blue Devils their fifth victory over a ranked opponent. Steele and the defense notched their third shutout of the season Sunday at Miami, blanking the RedHawks by a 3-0 score. The unit held Miami scoreless on seven shots and four penalty corners.

 

Honor roll:

Eva van Agt, Northwestern

Meg Donahue, Monmouth

Megan Hamilton, Providence

Greta Nauck, Delaware

Moira Putsch, Penn State

Miranda Rigg, James Madison

 

DIVISION II


Defensive Player of the Week: Emily Howell, East Stroudsburg

Howell helped the Warriors post a 3-1 week, including three consecutive shutouts, while also scoring an overtime game-winner. ESU fell 1-0 vs. LIU Post last Monday before posting a 4-0 shutout vs. No. 9 West Chester, the 1-0 (OT) win at No. 2 Shippensburg and a 4-0 win vs. Molloy on Sunday.

 

Offensive Player of the Week: Kacie Smith, Stonehill

Smith had a hand in six of Stonehill’s nine goals in a 2-0 week, finishing with four goals and two assists over the two games. Smith scored three of the Skyhawks four goals, including the gamewinner, in Wednesday night’s 4-0 non-conference win over Merrimack College, ranked No. 4 in the Division II preseason poll, and then added a goal and two assists in Saturday’s 5-2 victory against Saint Michael’s College in the Northeast-10 opener.

 

Rookie of the Week: Kate Remley, Limestone

Remley scored twice last week to lead the Saints to a pair of victories; the first goal gave the Saints a cushion in the 3-0 win over Newberry, before her overtime strike against Queens sent Limestone to the regional victory.

 

Honor Roll:

Allia Connolly, Saint Anselm

Andrea Koslowski, Assumption

Emily Miller, IUP

Taylor Ruscillo, American International

Selena West, IUP

 

DIVISION III


Defensive Player of the Week: Sarah DiMaggio, Lebanon Valley

DiMaggio earned three wins in goal last week to improve her record to 5-1 on the season. The senior finished the week with 22 saves, a .854 save percentage, and a shutout. The team captain’s best performance came on Sunday afternoon in the team’s memorable 4-3 double-OT win against the No. 9 Herons. DiMaggio made 13 saves while facing 29 shots, holding William Smith under its 4.33 goals per game average. The goalkeeper earned her first career shutout in a 1-0 win against St. Lawrence on Saturday afternoon after making six saves in a 3-2 win over Lynchburg four days earlier.

 

Offensive Player of the Week: Mikaela DiBello, RPI

In two games, both victories, DiBello led the team with two goals and two assists, along with 11 shots, including eight on goal. In a 5-1 win at Utica College, the sophomore attack had two goals, an assist and seven shots, six on goal. Her first goal tied the game early in the first half and her second put the Engineers ahead 3-1 early in the second half. Her assist came on the game’s fifth goal. Four days later DiBello set up the game’s only goal, which came 1:28 into overtime, as RPI defeated No. 7 Montclair State University, 1-0. She also had four shots with two on goal.

 

Rookie of the Week: Bridget Boyle, Rowan

Boyle earns her honors after a blazing 13-point week to lead Rowan to three wins. She drained six goals, including two game winners. She scored the opening goal in a 3-0 win over Cabrini, which proved to be the game winner. She scored twice and assisted on one more in the win over FDU-Florham, and wrapped up with a hat trick which included the game-winning goal against Eastern.

 

Honor Roll:

Annie Artz, Tufts

Reilly Bruce, DePauw

Lauren Fazio, St. John Fisher

Marissa Folts, Skidmore

Lauren Hopkins, Mary Washington

Katelyn Hutchinson, Kenyon

Laura Olbrich, Stockton

Emily Penn, MIT

DIVISION I


Defensive Player of the Week: Roos Weers, Syracuse

Weers headlined the Orange defense that held both ranked opponents to a combined 10 shots over the two contests. At the other end of the field, she assisted on a goal in the win over Boston College before Weers she also scored a goal of her own in Sunday’s 3-1 win over the Cardinal to sweep the weekend.

 

Offensive Player of the Week: Kate Barber, Indiana

Barber helped the Hoosiers to a 3-0 week, outscoring their opposition 12-3. The senior midfielder was a part of 8 of those goals, scoring five times and assisting on three others. She also helped organize a defense that pitched two shutouts on the week.  

 

Rookie of the Week: Nikki Santore, Rutgers

The Rutgers rookie had four goals and two assists to help the Scarlet Knights to a 2-0 week, putting up wins over Cornell and Ohio.

 

Honor roll:

Maureen Connolly, Duke

Linnea Gonzales, Maryland

Alexa Hoover, Penn

Heather Morris, Duke

Alexandra Pecora, Iowa

Sophia Tornetta, Princeton

Marguerite van Wyk, Pacific

 

DIVISION II


Defensive Player of the Week: Emily Cassel, Bloomsburg

Cassel posted three shutout victories, and totaled 15 saves, during the week as the eighth-ranked Huskies went 3-0 on the week. Her biggest win of the week came on Tuesday afternoon when she stopped six shots to help the Huskies knock off the defending Division II National Champions, and top-ranked, East Stroudsburg, 3-0. She made four of her six saves in the second half against the Warriors while the offense backed her performance by scoring three second-half goals to knock off the defending champs. Over the weekend, the senior goalkeeper posted two more shutouts – a seven-save whitewashing of, previously-unbeaten, Bellarmine (2-0) on Saturday and a two-save blanking of Queens University of Charlotte (4-0) on Sunday.

 

Offensive Player of the Week: Emily Miller, LIU Post

Miller tallied her first career hat trick in a 5-2 upset of third-ranked West Chester Wednesday afternoon. The sophomore scored the first two goals of the game, and then capped off her afternoon by scoring the final goal of the game.

 

Rookie of the Week: Sarah Morse, Stonehill

Morse led a defense for the 5th-ranked Skyhawks, which didn’t surrender a goal in two wins over nationally-ranked opponents last week. The Skyhawks allowed just 3.0 shots on goal (7.0 shots per game total) and 8.5 corners per game for the week. Stonehill yielded just four shots on goal and defended 12 corners in Monday’s 2-0 triumph

 

Honor Roll:

Maddie Bressler, Saint Anselm

Brianna Craft, Southern Connecticut

Elissa Frein, Adelphi

Sam Pavano, Bentley

 

DIVISION III


Defensive Player of the Week: Amanda Kasbohm, Southern Maine

Kasbohm backstopped the Huskies to a 3-0 week, which included a pair of Little East Conference victories.  Playing in three games over four days, Kasbohm was outstanding in goal making 15 saves to conclude the week with a 0.67 goals against average, allowing just two goals while playing all 210 minutes in goal.  For the week, Kasbohm had a solid .882 save percentage.

 

Offensive Player of the Week: Sami Smith, Keene State

Smith finished last week with seven goals and two assists, including the game winner in all three games for the Owls. She had two goals and an assist as Keene State recorded non-conference wins over Williams and Springfield, and netted her second hat-trick of the season in a 4-0 win over Fitchburg State to open LEC play.

 

Rookie of the Week: Maya Haigis, Rochester

Haigis was a part of four of Rochester’s six goals on the week, helping the Yellowjackets to a 2-0 week. She scored the opening goal and assisted on the game-winner in the 2-1 win over Cortland before adding two helpers in the 4-1 win over Johns Hopkins.  

 

Honor Roll:

Elizabeth Bennewitz, Amherst

Rebecca Brosious, Alvernia

Rachel Day, Catholic

Jaclyn Douglas, TCNJ

Samantha Hayes, Bridgewater State

Taylor Holt, Messiah

Krista LaMania, Kean

Sarah Miller, Christopher Newport

Lindsay Nye, York

Brianna O’Connell, Gwynedd-Mercy

Elise Towers, Babson

DIVISION I


Defensive Player of the Week: Alyssa Chillano, Duke

Chillano anchored a back line that recorded its second straight shutout Friday in a 1-0 victory over No. 6 Maryland. The Terrapins entered the top-10 matchup averaging 3.5 goals per game but were held scoreless by Chillano and the Duke defense on 12 shots and four penalty corners. In Sunday’s 3-2 win against No. 16 Northwestern, Chillano provided offensive firepower along with some key defensive play in overtime. She evened the match at 1-1 following an early strike by the Wildcats and put away the game winner in the 76th minute.

 

Offensive Player of the Week: Lies Lagerweij, Syracuse

Lagerweij poured in three goals and an assist, including both game-winners, as the back helped the Orange to a pair of wins over the week. She had the game-tying and game-winning goal in the overtime victory against Liberty before  

 

Rookie of the Week: Nicole Pluta, Wake Forest

Pluta helped the Demon Deacons to a pair of victories on the road, scoring in each of Wake’s two victories against Big Ten opponents in Ohio State and Indiana.

 

Honor roll:

Brooke Birosek, Penn State

Amanda Cassera, Boston University

Lotta Kahlert, Louisville

Julie Laszlo, Monmouth

Gab Major, North Carolina

Shannon Pereira, Saint Francis

Anna Willocks, Saint Joseph’s

 

DIVISION II


Defensive Player of the Week: Meghan Williams, Franklin Pierce

Williams posted her fifth and sixth career shutouts this week as she did not allow a goal in wins over Bentley and Mercy. Dating to the end of last season, she is currently riding a shutout streak of 146:17.

 

Offensive Player of the Week: Robin Stevenson, East Stroudsburg

Stevenson had three goals and one assist for the Warriors, the defending NCAA Division II champions, who opened the season with wins at No. 4 Merrimack and No. 5 Stonehill over the weekend. Stevenson scored ESU’s final goal and added an assist in the Warriors’ 4-2 win at Merrimack on Friday in a rematch of last year’s NCAA championship game. She scored both goals in a 2-1 win at Stonehill on Saturday, helping ESU overcome a 1-0 deficit with a goal in each half.

 

Rookie of the Week: Chelsea Davis, American International

Davis helped lead the Yellow Jackets to a pair of one goal wins to start the season. She scored the game winner in overtime in the team’s win over St. Thomas Aquinas and led a defense that only allowed one goal in two games

 

Honor Roll:

Jennifer Brown, Saint Anselm

Merit Harris, Bellarmine

Jane Kasparian, Pace

Taylor Robben, Lindenwood

 

DIVISION III


Defensive Player of the Week: Aliki Torrence, Ursinus

Torrence anchored a defense that allowed only one goal on 11 shots over two games against ranked opponents to open the 2016 season.

 

Offensive Player of the Week: Callie Fisher, Rochester

Fisher tallied a total of six points over UR’s three games this past week, scoring two goals and adding two assists.  In Thursday’s season opener against Ithaca she scored a goal.  On Saturday against #12 Mary Washington, the senior added an assist to help UR earn the victory and on Sunday, she assisted on the game’s first goal and then scored the game-winning goal in overtime, leading Rochester to a 2-1 win over St. Mary’s of Maryland.

 

Rookie of the Week: Kelly Watson, Montclair State

Watson made an immediate impact for the Red Hawks scoring once and assisting on four other goals. Watson recorded her first career point with an assist in the Red Hawks win against Eastern. Two days later she posted a pair of helpers in the five-goal win against Cabrini and completed the week with her first goal along with her fourth assist as MSU downed Lebanon Valley.

 

Honor Roll:

Hayler Barker, Centre

Lauren Drakely, Babson

Maggie Kennedy, Springfield

Becca Rinaca, Salisbury

Holly Smith, Univ. of New England

Emily Sorochynskyj, Stockton

Margaret Wentzel, Alvernia

Judy Yurkofsky, Washington & Jefferson

DIVISION I


Defensive Player of the Week: Skyler Fretz, Penn State

Fretz was key to the Nittany Lion backfield as Penn State defeated Old Dominion 6-2 and Virginia 3-0 to open the season. Penn State allowed only 16 total shots (8 on cage) and three corners on the weekend.

Offensive Player of the Week: Greta Nauck, Delaware

Nauck scored career-highs of four goals and eight points in Saturday’s 5-2 victory against the Buckeyes.  The sophomore added the first goal of Sunday’s game and followed with an assist as the Hens defeated OSU, 6-3.

 

Rookie of the Week: Margaux Paolino, Duke

Paolino set up the game-winning goals in both of Duke’s victories on the opening weekend, finishing with four assists in the two games as the Blue Devils outscored their opponents 10-2.

 

Honor roll:

Jordan Dues, Ball State

Alyssa Ercolino, Monmouth

Cammy Jensen, Boston University

Anna Middendorf, Connecticut

Maxi Primus, Albany

Libby Reidl, Maine

Andrea Reinhardt, Kent State

Regan Spencer, Syracuse

Natalie Stewart, Northeastern

2015 Field Hockey – Division I


Defensive Player of the Year: Sarah Sprink, Maryland

Sprink, the Big Ten Player of the Year, helped Maryland to the Big Ten regular season and tournament titles, posting the eight-best scoring defense in the nation while facing a top-15 schedule.

Offensive Player of the Year: Paula Heuser, Albany

Heuser ranked third in the nation in scoring, picking up America East Offensive Player of the Year honors and an America East tournament title along the way. Despite facing a top-15 schedule, Heuser ranked second in the nation with 34 goals and 79 points.

Rookie of the Year: Roos Weers, Syracuse

Weers helped the Orange to the national title, earning ACC Rookie of the Year honors as Syracuse won the ACC regular-season title. With her in the backfield, Syracuse allowed less than a goal per game and ranked fourth in the nation in scoring defense while facing the nation’s third-toughest schedule.

Coach of the Year: Josette Babineau, Maine

Babineau mentored the Black Bears to an impressive turnaround in 2015, taking a 10-10 team from 2014 to 19-4 in 2015, almost doubling the wins from the previous year. Maine finished the season in the top-20 and advanced to the America East title game, notching two top-10 wins on the season.

First team All-Americans

  • Maddie Copeland, Princeton
  • Alma Fenne, Syracuse
  • Paula Heuser, Albany
  • Alyssa Manley, Syracuse
  • Nina Notman, North Carolina
  • Stephanie Norlander, Iowa
  • Maddie Secco, Stanford
  • Sarah Sprink, Maryland
  • Sam Swenson, Michigan
  • Lauren Thomas, Michigan
  • Roisin Upton, Connecticut
  • Charlotte Veitner, Connecticut
  • Tara Vitesse, Virginia
  • Roos Weers, Syracuse
  • Emily Wold, North Carolina
  • Julia Young, North Carolina

Second team All-Americans

  • Natalie Barr, Liberty
  • Rachel Coll, Boston University
  • Alyssa Delp, Temple
  • Anna Dessoye, Maryland
  • Alexa Hoover, Penn
  • Lucy Hyams, Virginia
  • Aileen Johnson, Duke
  • Nina Klein, Connecticut
  • Claudia Marin Samper, Hofstra
  • Lisa McCarthy, Northwestern
  • Jess Newak, Wake Forest
  • Esmée Peet, Delaware
  • Emma Russell, Syracuse
  • Nicole Sevey, Maine
  • Victoria Stratton, Louisville
  • Taylor West, James Madison

Third team All-Americans

  • Kate Barber, Indiana
  • Lauren Blazing, Duke
  • Sarah Breen, Old Dominion
  • Savannah Burns, Pacific
  • Dulcie Davies, Stanford
  • Bea Dechant, Miami
  • Casey DiNardo, North Carolina
  • Christina Freibott, Columbia
  • Jaclyn Hibbs, Albany
  • Peanut Johnson, Ohio State
  • Sofi Laurito, Boston University
  • Emily McCoy, Boston College
  • Michaela Patzner, Delaware
  • Marisa Siergiej, Cornell
  • Loes Stijntjes, James Madison
  • Romée Stiekema, Boston College

All-Rookie Team

  • Malin Evert, North Carolina
  • Linnea Gonzales, Maryland
  • Jule Grasshoff, Wake Forest
  • Chrissy Horn, Old Dominion
  • Amelia Iacobucci, Connecticut
  • Marie Lanckneus, California
  • Ayeisha McFerran, Louisville
  • Aurelia Meijer, Penn State
  • Paula Portugal, Miami
  • Libby Reidl, Maine
  • Rafaela Rubas, American
  • Sophia Tornetta, Princeton
  • Roos Weers, Syracuse
  • Melissa Wilken, James Madison
  • Anna Willocks, Saint Joseph’s
  • Elise Wong, Princeton

Division II


Defensive Player of the Year: Taylor Parker, Millersville

Parker helped the Marauders average less than half-a-goal a game in 2015, including a stretch of eight straight shutouts. The Marauders advanced to the PSAC championship game and the NCAA semifinals; Millersville allowed opponents to score twice in only two games.

Offensive Player of the Year: Erika Kelly, Stonehill

Kelly led the nation in scoring; she was the only player in the nation to average more than 3 points a game despite the Skyhawks’ facing the second-toughest schedule in the nation. Stonehill won the NE-10 title and advanced to the NCAA semifinals, earning the top seed in the north region.

Rookie of the Year: Mary McNeil, Merrimack

McNeil helped the Warriors advance to the NCAA title game in her rookie year, leading the team in scoring (14-11-39) and ranking ninth nationally in scoring despite facing the nation’s sixth-toughest schedule. The NE-10 Rookie of the Year led the nation’s freshmen in scoring.

Coach of the Year: Sandy Miller, East Stroudsburg

Miller led the Warriors to the national championship, picking up the PSAC title along the way. One year after reaching the PSAC semifinal and going 11-9, East Stroudsburg went 17-3 while navigating the nation’s toughest schedule.

First team All-Americans

  • Anna Behm, Kutztown
  • Bridget Boyle, Assumption
  • Rachel Colvin, Adelphi
  • Molly Cuevas, Adelphi
  • Emily Howell, East Stroudsburg
  • Allison Juneau, Assumption
  • Erika Kelly, Stonehill
  • Marnie Kusakavitch, West Chester
  • Desiraye Mack, East Stroudsburg
  • Mary McNeil, Merrimack
  • Aliza Mizak, Millersville
  • Sarah Morse, Stonehill
  • Taylor Parker, Millersville
  • Ally Roth, East Stroudsburg
  • Kristin Scherrer, West Chester
  • Christine Zubkus, Merrimack

Second team All-Americans

  • Elizabeth Alie, Saint Anselm
  • Lindsey Cassel, Bloomsburg
  • Kiley Colucci, Assumption
  • Rayann Fink, Kutztown
  • Jill Funkhouser, Limestone
  • Lauren Gerhart, Millersville
  • Megan Halligan, Saint Anselm
  • Rylie Hammond, Merrimack
  • Kylie Huffman, Shippensburg
  • Megan McKay, Slippery Rock
  • Dayle Paustian, West Chester
  • Lena Pollich, Adelphi
  • Kacie Smith, Stonehill
  • Rebecca Snyder, East Stroudsburg
  • Rachael Toppi, West Chester
  • Alexis Versak, West Chester

All-Rookie Team

  • Jessica Brandon, Mercyhurst
  • Gina Burton, Assumption
  • Hannah Collins, Newberry
  • Sara Freedman, Stonehill
  • Paige Harrold, East Stroudsburg
  • Aubrey Hartman, Millersville
  • Brooke Haskell, Saint Anselm
  • Lauren Latchford, Kutztown
  • Mary McNeil, Merrimack
  • Aliza Mizak, Millersville
  • Hailey Rose, Pace
  • Jackie Shragher, Bloomsburg
  • Charlotte Smith, Adelphi
  • Kacie Smith, Stonehill
  • Katelyn Smith, Mercyhurst
  • Delaney Yule, Merrimack

Division III


Defensive Player of the Year: Lexi Smith, TCNJ

Smith, the NJAC Defensive Player of the Year, helped the Lions return to the NCAA final weekend and a 20-win season, posting the nation’s sixth-ranked scoring defense while facing the nation’s third-toughest schedule.

Offensive Player of the Year: Rachel Kennedy, Bowdoin

Kennedy, the NESCAC Player of the Year, led Bowdoin to the NESCAC title and the top seed in the NCAA tournament and a 21-1 record while ranking second in the nation in scoring. The Polar Bears faced the toughest schedule in the nation and advanced to the title game.

Rookie of the Year: Grace Jennings, Middlebury

Jennings helped the Panthers win the NCAA title, scoring the game-winning goal in the title game. The NESCAC Rookie of the Year, Jennings helped Middlebury to a 20-win season while navigating the nation’s second-toughest schedule.

Coach of the Year: Sally Scatton, William Smith

Scatton led the Herons to a regional final berth and a top-seven final ranking, one year after ending the season in the Liberty League final. William Smith ranked in the top-10 in scoring and posted a seven-game improvement from 2014.

First team All-Americans

  • Lauren Berestecky, Middlebury
  • Dani DiGregory, Skidmore
  • Jaclyn Douglas, TCNJ
  • Ali Frary, William Smith
  • Elizabeth Holmes, Babson
  • Shannon Hutteman, Middlebury
  • Bridget Instrum, Middlebury
  • Alexandra Jamison, Tufts
  • Kim Kahnweiler, Bowdoin
  • Megan Keenan, Ursinus
  • Rachel Kennedy, Bowdoin
  • Tara Lamberti, Rochester
  • Mary Kate Olson, Franklin & Marshall
  • Lexi Smith, TCNJ
  • Jenna Steele, Mary Washington
  • Hannah Wood, William Smith

Second team All-Americans

  • Sarah Billheimer, Juniata
  • Lindsey Bower, Messiah
  • Kimmie Ganong, Bowdoin
  • Carissa Gehman, Messiah
  • Jenn Hanks, Skidmore
  • Samantha Johnson, Salisbury
  • Haley Kane, Mary Washington
  • Marisa Marini, Rowan
  • Erin Mays, Centre
  • Courtney Peterson, Wellesley
  • Michelle Relin, Rochester
  • Analisa Scott, Catholic
  • Amber Steigerwalt, Ursinus
  • Aliki Torrence, Ursinus
  • Annie Turnbull, Amherst
  • Margaret Wentzel, Alvernia

Third team All-Americans

  • Jessica Caruana, New Paltz
  • Maggie Chapman, Tufts
  • Kayla Costa, Babson
  • Kim Davis, FDU-Florham
  • Merritt Davis, Dickinson
  • Liz DeCesare, Mount Holyoke
  • Grace Goodbarn, DePauw
  • Mettler Growney, Bowdoin
  • Maria Guarisco, Franklin & Marshall
  • Mary Rose Hazel, Rhodes
  • Jacalyn Hikes, Elizabethtown
  • Jessica Pankey, Scranton
  • Tarah Portland, Catholic
  • Ali Posey, York
  • Jenna Pressler, Rowan
  • Nikki Simpao, Lynchburg

All-Rookie Team

  • Fallon Adair, William Smith
  • Lane Adams, Catholic
  • Kersey Boulay, Univ. of New England
  • Megan Caveny, Vassar
  • Emily Davis, Muhlenberg
  • Rachel Galante, Rowan
  • Grace Jennings, Middlebury
  • Shayna Landis, Messiah
  • Elizabeth Morrison, TCNJ
  • Brittan Muir, Christopher Newport
  • Lucy Pearsall, Denison
  • Kailynne Reioehl, Cortland
  • Ilianna Santangelo, Franklin & Marshall
  • Bridget Sherry, Ursinus
  • Nikki Simpao, Lynchburg
  • Ashley Tango, Babson

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