Week of September 11, 2016


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



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



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



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