MAC Announces Field Hockey Players of the Week

Updated 9/15/2009

Offensive Player of the Week

Rachel Miller, Kent State, Jr., Midfielder, Bathurst, Australia

Miller account for four points in two games last week leading the Golden Flashes to a 1-1 record. On Sunday she helped KSU snap a two game skid with the game winning goal in a 2-0 victory over Lock Haven. On Friday she notched two assists as the Golden Flashes dropped an 8-2 decision to #6 Virginia.

 

Defensive Player of the Week

Kirstin Willders, Kent State, R-Fr., Goalkeeper, Litiz, Pa. / Kempsville Warwick

Making her first collegiate start on Sunday, Willders helped Kent State snap a two-game skid with a 2-0 shutout of five-time defending Northeast Conference Champ Lock Haven. Willders kept the host Eagles of the board making eight total saves with four coming in each half. Kent State coach Kathleen Schanne said, “Willders had a solid game in goal and made some nice saves particularly in the one-on-one situations.”

 

Additional Nominees for Offensive Player of the Week

Lauren Leed, Central Michigan, So., Forward, Wyomissing, Pa. (Wyomissing HS)

Scored her second goal of the season in Central Michigan's 5-2 loss to Big Ten foe Northwestern.  The tallies are the first of her collegiate career.

 

Mary Hull, Miami, Sr., Forward, San Diego, Calif. (Scripps Ranch)

Mary Hull helped lead her team to victory with a strong offensive presence and a goal in the match against CMU, as well as scoring both Miami goals in the loss against Northwestern. She led the team this week in goals (3), points (6), and shot percentage (.375%). She leads the team in these categories on the season as well. (3 goals, 6 points)

 

Additional Nominees for Defensive Player of the Week

Kim Sihota, Central Michigan, Jr., Back, Richmond, B.C. (Hugh McRoberts SS)

Was part of CMU's defensive turnaround that nearly saw the Chippewas post a comeback victory over Miami. She shifted positions at halftime after Central was outshot 11-2 in the opening frame. Shots were a more even 9-7 in favor of the RedHawks in the final 35 minutes as CMU battled back to tie the match before Miami scored two goals in the final five and a half minutes.

 

Kylie Landeros, Miami, So., Back, Glendora, Calif. (Glendora)

Kylie Landeros was a key part of Miami's defensive efforts this weekend, in which it allowed only four opponent goals. The RedHawks' opponents finished with only a .190 shot percentage on the weekend. Landeros has started in all five games for the RedHawks this season.

 

Reiann Stoute, Missouri State, Fr., Defender, Bridgetown, Barbados (Combermere)

Stoute helped the defense hold a high-powered Louisville offense to only three goals despite the Cardinals constant pressure. Stoute was strong in penalty corner defense, anchoring a defense that faced 17 penalty corners. As the last defender on many Louisville break aways, Stoute rebuffed the Cardinal advances almost all game.

 

Jen McGill, Ohio, So., Goalkeeper, Louisville, Ky.

Jen started the second half against the No. 6 Virginia Cavaliers on Sunday and made three saves. She did not allow a single goal against a team that had scored five in the first half.