Offensive Player of the Week
Hannah Jones, Ball State, Jr., Forward, Louisville, Ky./Dupont Manual
In the first two games of the 2009 season, junior Hannah Jones logged three goals. Two of her goals proved to be the game winners. She has scored more goals this weekend than in her past two years.
Defensive Player of the Week
Caroline Suitch, Kent State, Jr., Goalkeeper, Mountain Top, Pa./Crestwood
Suitch played 125 minutes in two games posting eight saves with a 1.68 goals against average. On Friday she help lead the defensive unit as KSU recorded a 7-0 shutout of Saint Louis. On Sunday vs #12 James Madison she record eight saves.
Additional Nominees for Offensive Player of the Week
Debbie Bell, Kent State, So., Forward, Hamilton, New Zealand / Waikato
Bell racked nine points scoring four goals while adding one assist in the Golden Flashes season opening win over Saint Louis on Friday. On Sunday she attempted a game high 12 shots in a 3-2 loss to #12 James Madison.
Olivia Miller, Miami, Fr., Midfield, Prospect, Ky./Sacred Heart Academy
Miller scored her first career goal against VCU. Recorded three shots, which tied for the team lead.
Marcy Dull, Ohio, Sr., Forward, Ephrata, Pa./Ephrata
Registered three shots on goal against Maryland on 8/28. Scored one goal and added two more shots on goal against Northwestern on 8/29. Goal was a tremendous individual effort which involved her dribbling past a number of defenders to create space for herself and then firing a shot past the goalie.
Additional Nominees for Defensive Player of the Week
Tiffany Shifflett, Ball State, Sr., Goalkeeper, Yorktown, Va./Yorktown
While posting a .833 save percentage in 140 minutes of action in the cage, senior Tiffany Shifflett helped earn the Cardinals two victories this weekend with her ten saves. Shifflett moved to 5th on Ball State’s career saves with 279.
Amanda Seeley, Miami, So., Midfield, Louisville, Ky./Ballard
Seeley helped the improvement in defense from first game to second where team only allowed two goals after giving up seven in opener.
Brittany Zorn, Ohio, Jr., Defense, Millersville, Md./Severna Park
Brittany had two crucial defensive saves in this past weekend's action, one of which was against defending national champion Maryland and the other was a critical one at the end of regulation in a 2-2 game against Northwestern.