October 11, 2011

Field Hockey Players of the Week - October 11, 2011

Field Hockey Players of the Week (for the week ending October 9, 2011)

Division I

Offensive Player of the Week

Deanna Dicroce – Lafayette University
Junior, Forward, Doylestown, Pa.

In a 5-3 victory over Bucknell, Dicroce scored the first two goals of the game to put Lafayette ahead 2-0 in the first 10 minutes.  The junior added two assists to lead the Leopards to a key Patriot League conference win.

Defensive Player of the Week

Alesha Widdall – University of Massachusetts
Senior, Goalkeeper, Whitney Point, N.Y.

Widdall tied a career high with 12 saves against No. 16 Albany, helping lead UMass to a 1-1 week in Atlantic-10 Conference play.  The senior made three saves in a 2-1 victory over Lock Haven in a rematch of last year’s Atlantic-10 championship game.

Division III – New England Region

Offensive Player of the Week

Lauren Greer – Middlebury College
Junior, Forward, North Hampton, N.H.

Greer became Middlebury’s all-time leader in career assists after a six goal, six assist week.  Scoring two goals and three assists in Tuesday’s 5-0 win against Castleton, the junior added two goals and two assists in a 4-0 victory against Hamilton.

Defensive Player of the Week

Hilary Lemelin – Plymouth State University
Junior, Goalkeeper, Milan, N.H.

Lemelin finished a 2-0 record for the week, recording a 0.50 goals against average, four saves and one shutout.  The junior had two saves in a 2-0 victory over Southern Maine.

Division III – Mid-Atlantic Region

Offensive Player of the Week

Jocelyn Novak – Lebanon Valley College
Senior, Forward, Brodheadsville, Pa.

Novak paced the Lebanon Valley offense in a pair of 5-0 victories over Arcadia and Albright.  The senior scored hat tricks in both games, scoring six goals on 14 shots.

Co-Defensive Players of the Week

Lauren Thomas – Elmira College
Sophomore, Goalkeeper, Marshfield, Mass.

Thomas recorded 20 saves in a 1-0 overtime shutout win over Utica Saturday.  The performance during the upset victory was preceded by an 18-save performance earlier in the week against Oswego.

Anna Cooke – Salisbury University
Senior, Goalkeeper, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Cooke recorded a pair of shutouts against two teams nationally ranked in the top 15 to help maintain Salisbury’s undefeated season.  The senior recorded wins against No. 13 Rowan (4-0) and No. 6 TCNJ (3-0), recording five saves on 15 shots.