Patriot League Field Hockey Players of the Week Announced (9.12.22)

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – American claimed two of the 4 Patriot League Field Hockey weekly honors when the League workplace introduced them on Monday. Bucknell and Lehigh claimed one award apiece.
 
American junior Bryn Underwood captured Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week for the 2nd time this season and 7th of her profession after recording a shutout in opposition to New Hampshire. Eagles’ senior defender Charllene Boshoff used to be named defensive participant of the week for her effort in American’s 1-1 week.
 
Bucknell sophomore ahead Lily Neilson used to be named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week after totaling 4 targets in two video games. She leads the League with seven targets this season.
 
Lehigh freshman ahead Maddie Kandra picked up Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors after scoring the game-winning target in the Mountain Hawks’ 3-2 victory over La Salle.
 
Holy Cross sophomore ahead Meggan Fourie and senior defender Gabby Venezia, Lafayette senior defender Simone Hefting and Lehigh junior midfielder Abbie Brown all gained honorable mentions for his or her performances closing week.
 
2022 Patriot League Field Hockey Standings (via Sept. 12)

School PL PL Pct. Overall Overall Pct.
American 0-0 .000 3-3 .500
Boston University 0-0 .000 2-4 .333
Colgate 0-0 .000 2-4 .333
Lehigh 0-0 .000 2-4 .333
Bucknell 0-0 .000 1-4 .200
Holy Cross 0-0 .000 1-5 .167
Lafayette 0-0 .000 1-5 .167

 
PATRIOT LEAGUE FIELD HOCKEY OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Lily Neilson, Bucknell, So., Forward, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia/The Armidale School
*Neilson scored 4 targets in two video games to assist the Bison cross 1-1 closing week, together with a victory in opposition to Central Michigan.
*The sophomore ahead scored Bucknell’s first and fourth targets of the sport to assist protected a 4-1 victory in opposition to the Chippewas.
*She scored each Bison targets in a 5-2 loss in opposition to Temple on Sunday, giving her a League-leading seven targets via 5 video games.
 
PATRIOT LEAGUE FIELD HOCKEY DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Charllene Boshoff, American, Sr., Defender, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa/St. John’s D.S.G
*Boshoff anchored an Eagles’ protection that held New Hampshire’s offense to a few photographs in a 2-0 shutout on Friday.
*The senior defender additionally scored American’s first target in the victory in opposition to the Wildcats.
*She took two photographs and helped the Eagles cling No. 12 Harvard to seven photographs via 3 quarters in a 3-2 loss in opposition to the Crimson.
 
PATRIOT LEAGUE FIELD HOCKEY GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK
Bryn Underwood, American, Jr., Goalkeeper, Sinking Spring, Pa./Wilson
*Underwood made 11 saves and allowed 3 targets for a .786 save share to assist American cross 1-1 closing week.
*She made 3 saves in a 2-0 shutout in opposition to New Hampshire on Friday.
*The protecting Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Year made 8 saves and allowed 3 targets in a 3-2 loss in opposition to No. 12 Harvard.
 
PATRIOT LEAGUE FIELD HOCKEY ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Maddie Kandra, Lehigh, Fr., Forward, Crofton, Md./South River
*Kandra scored one target in each and every sport to assist Lehigh cross 1-1, together with a victory over La Salle.
*Her first collegiate target proved to be the game-winner in the Mountain Hawks’ 3-2 victory over the Explorers on Friday. It used to be Lehigh’s first win in opposition to LaSalle since 2011.
*She scored Lehigh’s first target in a 4-3 time beyond regulation loss in opposition to Wagner.
 
HONORABLE MENTION
Meggan Fourie, Holy Cross, So., Forward, Empangeni, Kwa Zulu, South Africa/St. Mary’s DSG
*Fourie scored two targets in the Crusaders’ 4-3 loss in opposition to Bryant on Sunday. The efficiency marked her first collegiate multi-goal sport.
 
Gabby Venezia, Holy Cross, Sr., Defender, Watertown, Mass./Watertown
*Venezia scored the 2nd target of her profession in opposition to Vermont on Friday. She recorded a defensive save in opposition to Bryant on Sunday.
 
Simone Hefting, Lafayette, Sr., Defender, Den Bosch, Netherlands/Stedelijk Gymnasium Den Bosch
*Hefting led the Leopards’ protection in proscribing Quinnipiac and Fairfield to 13 general photographs all the way through the two-game weekend. Lafayette allowed simply seven photographs on target in the two one-goal losses.  
 
Abbie Brown, Lehigh, Jr., Midfielder, Mickleton, N.J./Kingsway
*Brown totaled 3 targets and one help in Lehigh’s two video games, together with two targets in a 3-2 victory over La Salle on Friday. It used to be the Mountain Hawks’ first win over the Explorers since 2011. She scored one target and had one help in a loss in opposition to Wagner.
 
Offensive Player of the Week
8.29 – Federica Turina Dellamaggiore, American, So., M
9.5 – Sarah Bonthuis, Lehigh, Sr., M
9.12 – Lily Neilson, Bucknell, So., F
 
Defensive Player of the Week
8.29 – Simone Hefting, Lafayette, Sr., D
9.5 – Julia Gatelein, Lehigh, Jr., M
9.12 – Charllene Boshoff, American, Sr., D
 
Goalkeeper of the Week
8.29 – Bryn Underwood, American, Jr., GK
9.5 – Anna Unger, Colgate, Sr., GK
9.12 – Bryn Underwood, American, Jr., GK
 
Rookie of the Week
8.29 – Dani Palmer, Colgate, Fr., F
9.5 – Kiki Mes, Lehigh, Fr., M
9.12 – Maddie Kandra, Lehigh, Fr., F
 
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