MAC Announces Field Hockey Player of the Week

Updated 9/8/2009
Offensive Player of the Week
Alyssa Hile, Missouri State, Sr., Midfielder, Wildwood, Missouri
In the game against Robert Morris Hile scored two goals and had two assists totaling six points. She also recorded two goals and one assist in the Saint Louis game giving her a point total of 11 for the week.

Defensive Player of the Week
Courtney Seiders, Ohio, Jr., Goalkeeper, Mt. Joy, Pa. (Old Dominion)
Courtney played in one of the Bobcats' games this weekend and had 13 saves in a terrific shutout of the #20 Indiana Hoosiers. Coach Neil Macmillan said "She had numerous close-range saves and completely dominated the D, not allowing anything past her or even a second chance opportunity."

Additional Nominees for Offensive Player of the Week
Kelly Jordan, Central Michigan, Sr., Forward, Burt, N.Y. (Newfane Central HS)
Scored her first goal since Oct. 27, 2007 (missed entire 2008 season due to injury) in season-opening win at Colgate ... took five of the team's six shots against Rider and fired 13 of the team's 28 shots on opening weekend.

Katherine Ballard, Ohio, Jr., Forward, Charlottesville, Va. (Charlottesville HS)
Katherine scored the game-winning goal against Indiana in Friday's 1-0 Ohio victory. She had three shots in the game and scored the winner at the end of the first half. It was an unassisted goal. She also had eight shots against two top-twenty teams. Head coach Neil Macmillan had this to say about it: "It was an outstanding individual effort. She dribbled the ball 30 yards down the field, past numerous defenders and fired an incredible shot past the Indiana goalie for the only score of the match."

Additional Nominees for Defensive Player of the Week
Kim Erasmus, Central Michigan, Sr., Back, Port Elizabeth, South Africa (Collegiate HS for Girls)
Anchored the Chippewas' defense in their season-opening 3-0 victory at Colgate ... helped CMU hold the Raiders to only one shot attempt in the shutout victory.

Steph Anderson, Missouri State, Fr., Goalkeeper, Fort Worth, Texas
Against Robert Morris Anderson recorded three saves and only allowing one goal in 70 minutes of play. Against Saint Louis she recorded her first career shutout with five saves.