MAC Announces Field Hockey Players of the Week

Updated 8/28/2012

Offensive Player of the Week

Taylor Brown, Ohio, Forward
Senior, Elkton, Maryland
Brown scored two goals and had an assist this weekend as she moved one goal away from breaking into the top-5 all-time at Ohio. Brown, a two-time All-MAC selection, scored a highlight-reel goal to give her the ninth game-winning goal of her career. “She is a dynamic player for us and continues to do things all over the field,” Head Coach Neil Macmillan said. “Syracuse really keyed on her because they know she is a force up front for us.”
Defensive Player of the Week
Emily Girasole, Central Michigan, Defender
Senior, Orchard Park, N.Y. / Orchard Park HS
Girasole was instrumental in a defensive effort against Villanova in the Robert Morris Tournament Championship Game that allowed the Chippewas to mount a second-half comeback to force overtime. The defense allowed just five shots in the second half, while the Chippewas took 15 to tie the match, 2-2, and force overtime. Led by Girasole, the Chippewas’ defense allowed only six shots to Radford in the season-opening 2-1 win.
Other Nominees:
Sarah Mueller, Miami, Goalkeeper
Junior, Berlin, Germany (Werner-von-Siemans)
Mueller kept Miami in games against two ranked opponents this past weekend. She allowed only one first half goal in each game. She finished the weekend with 19 saves and a .760 saves percentage. After making five saves against Northwestern, Mueller came up huge against Louisville. She made a career-high 14 saves against the Cardinals, giving Miami a chance to win the game late.
Jahna Jordan, Kent State, Goalie
Sophomore, Fallbrook, Calif. / Fallbrook Union
Jordan led the Golden Flashes to their first shutout since the 2010 season by making nine saves in a 1-0 victory over James Madison on Sunday.  
Julia Hofmann, Kent State, Midfield
Sophomore Bad Muenster, Germany / IGS Iugelheim
Hofmann led the offense in a 1-0 victory over James Madison on Sunday, scoring the game winning goal in the 16th minute for the Golden Flashes.  In two games this past week she scored two goals and had four total points.  Dating back to the 2011 season she has now either scored a goal or had an assist in eight consecutive games.  
Erin Dye, Central Michigan, Midfielder
Senior, St. Louis, Mo. / Cor Jesu Academy
Dye scored two goals and assisted on another this weekend to help lead the Chippewas to a 1-1 runners-up performance at the Robert Morris Tournament. She scored the second goal in the Chippewas’ 2-1 win over Radford on Saturday, and attempted 10 shots and six shots on goal, both of which were game highs and career highs. She also sparked the Chippewas second-half rally to force overtime against Villanova on Sunday with a goal in the 49th minute. Just half a minute later she assisted on the game-tying goal to Bailey McKeon.
Bailey McKeon, Central Michigan, Forward
Junior  Fleetwood, Pa. / Oley Valley HS
McKeon scored two goals and led the Chippewas with 14 shots and 10 shots on goal to contribute to a runners-up performance at the season-opening Robert Morris Tournament this weekend. She scored the opening goal of the game in the ninth minute, and five of her six total shots were on goal. In Sunday’s championship match against Villanova, McKeon scored the game-tying goal to complete a second half comeback to force overtime, 2-2. The Chippewas lost in OT, 3-2. Five of her eight shots against Villanova were on goal.
Tori Widrick, Ball State, Midfielder
Sophomore, Cazenovia, N.Y.
Delivered a hat trick for the Cardinals in the game vs. Lehigh. She also contributed a goal in the losing effort against Lafayette. Leads the team with four goals on the season off seven shots for a .571 shot on goal percentage. Has scored eight points for the Cardinals
Leah Reitmaye, Missouri State, Defender  
Freshman, Vista, Calif. (Vista High)
Leah Reitmayer played all 70 minutes and scored a late goal for Missouri State in a 6-1 loss to Virginia Commonwealth. The freshman defender led the team in shots (4) and shots on goal (3).