MAC Field Hockey Players of the Week

Updated 9/29/2010
MAC Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week
Cathryn Altdoerffer, Ohio, Midfielder
Sophomore, Conestoga, Pa. (Penn Manor)
Scored the game-winning goal against Miami ... Had a hat trick in the win over Ball State ... Assisted on the game-tying goal with four minutes remaining against Miami ... Second on the team in goals and points this season and was credited with both GWG's this weekend ... Helped the team start 2-0 in MAC play ... "Cathryn is an athletic player that has really stepped forward for us this season," Head Coach Neil Macmillan said. "She has been able to grow into her role on the right side and really exploit some teams with her natural ability. The goals she scored this weekend were a combination of her skill and speed since she created most, if not all, of those goals this weekend."

MAC Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week
Andrea Biegalski, Ohio, Back
Sophomore, Collegeville, Pa. (Perkiomen Valley)
Scored her second goal as a Bobcat in the win over Ball State ... Helped hold the top-two scoring offenses in the MAC to only one goal over 140+ minutes of game action ... Helped the Bobcats run their winning streak to five and start MAC play with a 2-0 record ... Against Miami, helped the defense limit the Redhawks to only eight shots despite 10 penalty corners ... Limited Ball State, who had scored twice against nationally-ranked Kent State, to only two shots on goal ... "Andrea is coming off an outstanding freshman season and is solid for us in her sophomore campaign as well," Head Coach Neil Macmillan said. "She restricted Miami and Ball State this weekend and her play in the middle of the defense is key to organization on the field."

Other Nominees:
Erin Dye, Central Michigan, Midfielder
Sophomore, St. Louis, Mo. (Cor Jesu Academy)
Erin Dye had 11 shots over the weekend for CMU, spearheading the Chippewa attack. She scored the only goal of the weekend for CMU, against New Hampshire. It was the first goal of the season for Dye. Dye has 30 shots in 8 games. She also has 2 assists on the season.

Rebecca Lee, Kent State, Forward
Freshman, Bathurst, Australia (The Scots School)
Freshman Rebecca Lee led a well balanced Kent State offense this weekend that scored 11 goals in two games.  Lee, who leads Mid-American Conference freshman with four goals and 10 total points scored two goals and added an assist as the Golden Flashes went 1-1 on the weekend. With KSU trailing Miami 3-2 in the closing minutes on Sunday, the Bathurst, Australia product help force overtime by tying the game on a goal with 2:30 remaining.  She also added a goal earlier in the game plus had an assist in an 8-2 win over Ball State on Saturday. 

Olivia Miller, Miami, Midfielder
Sophomore, Prospect, Ky. (Sacred Heart Academy)
Olivia was the leading scorer for the week, putting home three goals in two games. She scored the RedHawks' only goal in the 2-1 loss to Ohio Saturday. She followed it up with two goals against Kent State, helping Miami come from behind to defeat the Golden Flashes, 4-3, in overtime. Had four shots on goal during the weekend for a .750 shooting percentage.

Sarah Mueller, Miami, Goalkeeper
Freshman, Berlin, Germany (Werner-von-Siemens)
Had 11 saves and an impressive .688 saves percentage in two games against tough MAC opponents last week. Made five saves against Bobcats. Followed it up with six saves against Kent State. Sarah has played every minute of every game so far during her freshman season, and has a 1.64 goals against average and a 6-3 record. She also has two shutouts on the year.