October 16, 2013

Corvias ECAC Field Hockey Players of the Week (for week ending October 13, 2013)

Division I

Co-Offensive Players of the Week

Marie Elena Bolles – University of Connecticut
Senior, Forward/Midfielder, Phoenixville, Pa.

Bolles scored three goals and added two assists in a 2-0 week for the Huskies that included a 6-0 win over No. 14 Louisville. Bolles had two goals and two assists in the Louisville victory and added a goal in a 5-1 win against Boston U. The Preseason BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year, Bolles has nine goals and 2 points this season.

Emily Corcoran – University of Pennsylvania
Junior, Forward, Bryn Mawr, Pa.

Corcoran had a nine-point week, contributing to six of the Quakers’ nine goals in the two games. She posted an assist and two goals, including the gamewinner, in the 4-3 win over Rider and then had a goal and two assists in the 5-0 victory over UMass-Lowell.

Defensive Player of the Week

Cate Johnson – The College of William & Mary
Sophomore, Goalkeeper, Charlottesville, Va.
Johnson played exceptionally well in goal for the Tribe last week, turning aside a total of 10 shots on 11 attempts, while her team went 1-1. In a tough 1-0 loss at Richmond on Friday, the sophomore did not allow a goal in 57:15 of action. Johnson got the nod in net on Sunday versus No. 5 Virginia and helped William & Mary earn its first win over a Top-5 foe since 1995 (also Virginia). Playing in her hometown of Charlottesville, she made a career-high eight saves and held the Cavaliers scoreless through the first 62 minutes, allowing the Tribe to hold on for the impressive 2-1 decision. It was William & Mary’s first victory over a ACC opponent since 2004.

Division II

Co-Offensive Players of the Week

Carlee Dragon – LIU Post
Senior, Forward, Bridgewater, NJ

In a 2-0 week, Dragon accumulated 10 points on four goals and two assists. Against So. Connecticut, Dragon scored four of the Pioneers’ five goals in the 5-1 victory.

Candace Waldie – Merrimack College
Senior, Forward, North Andover, Mass.

In a 2-0 week, Waldie had three goals and four assists for a 10-point week. Seven points came in Merrimack’s 4-1 win over So. Connecticut on Friday after assisting on all three goals in Wednesday’s 3-0 blanking of No. 9 Bentley.

Co-Defensive Players of the Week

Madison Davis – Merrimack College
Sophomore, Goalkeeper, San Jose, Calif.

Davis allowed just one goal over 140:00 for Merrimack in a 2-0 week. She made five total saves, posted a .833 save percentage and an 0.50 goals-against average with one shutout over No. 9 Bentley on Wednesday

Dani Crouse – LIU Post
Graduate, Midfielder, Westville, South Africa

In a 2-0 week, Crouse led a defense that held the Pioneers’ opponents to just 14 shots and one goal allowed, while her squad took 44. She also helped her squad to hold a 20-9 advantage in penalty corners. Against So. Connecticut, Crouse added an assist.

Division III – New England

Co-Offensive Players of the Week

Nikki Garvey – Plymouth State University
Junior, Forward, Canaan, NH

Garvey scored 11 points, on four goals and three assists, to power Plymouth State to Little East victories over Southern Maine and Fitchburg State this past week.  The junior striker from Canaan, N.H. registered her fourth hat trick of the season, while also adding a pair of helpers to produce a season-high eight points against the Huskies on Oct. 9.  Three days later, she turned in a balanced scoring effort with a marker and assist as the Panthers defeated the Falcons.

Chelsea Yogerst – Tufts University
Senior, Forward, San Diego, Calif.

Yogerst set a school record with five goals against University of New England, including four in the first half. She broke a 34-year old Tufts record of four goals by Barb Sprague against Pine Manor in 1979. On Saturday, her goal with 25 seconds left in the first half gave Tufts the lead for good in a win over Connecticut College. The Jumbos had trailed 1-0 and Yogerst’s goal put them ahead 2-1.

Diana Banmann – Mount Holyoke College
Junior, Midfielder, Hanover, Germany

Banmann paced the #20 Lyons to a critical 2-0 week, recording a team-high five goals. She scored the game-winning marker in a 3-2 win at Smith and then tallied three of the team's four goals in a 4-2 win at Springfield. It marked the seventh multi-goal game of the season for Banmann, who has now recorded four hat-tricks.

Co-Defensive Players of the Week

Melissa Habelow – Keene State College
Junior, Defense, Belmont, Mass.

Habelow anchored a Keene State defensive backfield that did not allow a goal in two matches this past week.  The junior sweeper from Belmont, Mass. and her teammates posted back-to-back shutouts against Little East rivals Salem State and Worcester State.  Habelow contributed to the offensive rush with the game-winning goal at the Lady Vikings.

Kacie Sturgeon – Bridgewater State University
Senior, Goalkeeper, Dartmouth, Mass.

Sturgeon posted a 0.50 goals against average and a 91.7 save percentage to backstop Bridgewater State to a 2-0 mark this past week in the Little East circuit.  The senior from Dartmouth, Mass. stopped 11 of the 12 shot she faced.  Sturgeon made four saves to record her conference-leading seventh shutout of the season against Framingham State on Oct. 9. Four days later, she turned aside seven attempts at Western Connecticut.

Division III – Mid-Atlantic

Co-Offensive Players of the Week

Tina Vaso – Vassar College
Senior, Midfielder, Carmel, NY

The senior midfielder lead the Brewers to another 2-0 week, helping extend VC's winning streak to four after wins over #13 Skidmore College and St. Lawrence this weekend. Friday evening, Caso helped Vassar rally to defeat the 13th ranked Thoroughbreds team for the first time in school history, scoring the game-winner with just over five minutes to play. A day later, Caso netted a pair of scores, upping her season total to a team-leading nine goals. Her first of the game against St. Lawrence proved to be the game-winner as well. Caso now leads the team in GWG with three, and leads the squad with 22 points. She also now sixth all-time at Vassar with 43 career points. Also, Vassar's four-game win streak is the longest in the past 15 years.

Yumi Kim – Salisbury University
Freshman, Forward, Odenton, Md.

Kim was named the CAC Offensive Player of the Week after scoring four goals and adding an assist in a pair of victories for the seventh-ranked Sea Gulls. Kim sparked Salisbury’s victory over Frostburg State by contributing to four goals, including her first career hat trick.

Co-Defensive Players of the Week

Maggie Brelis – Vassar College
Senior, Goalkeeper, Cambridge, Mass.

The senior keeper helped the Vassar field hockey team to its longest win streak in over 15 seasons, earning wins over #13 Skidmore and St. Lawrence. In the win over Skidmore, she allowed one goal while making 10 saves. She followed that up by surrendering just one goal to St. Lawrence, making six stops. Over her last four games, she has allowed just two goals and has allowed one of fewer scores in nine of her 11 games this year.

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

Lauren Thomas helped lead the Soaring Eagles to back-to-back wins, including Elmira's first Empire 8 win of the season. She played a large role in Elmira's 2-1 OT win over Washington & Jefferson by making a season high 17 saves. EC's win was their first over Washington & Jefferson in college history. Lauren also helped post a 6-0 shutout win over Wells College.

Kellye Statz – William Paterson University
Senior, Goalkeeper, Robbinsville, NJ

Statz recorded nine saves in a 2-0 week of play for William Paterson. In the first game of the week, Statz helped the Pioneers by notching seven saves in a 1-0 shutout win over Misericordia. Three days later, she wrapped up the week by recording two stops in a 3-1 NJAC victory over Richard Stockton. Statz currently leads the NJAC in saves per game (7.79).