MAC Announces Field Hockey Player's of the Week

Updated 10/9/2012

Offensive Player of the Week
Jessica Jue, Ohio 
Junior, Vancouver, British Columbia (Little Flower Academy)
Jue scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime at No. 15 Wake Forest. She followed that with another multi-point outing in the win over Ball State, collecting two assists. She has been a focal point of Ohio’s offense being the main penalty corner taker for the ‘Cats this season. She is second on the team this season with six assists.

Defensive Player of the Week 
Sarah Mueller, Miami, Goalkeeper
Junior, Berlin, Germany (St. Ursula Academy) 
Mueller made 12 saves in the two games Miami played, making several key stops while allowing only two goals all weekend. She made five saves in the RedHawks 4-1 win over MAC rival Kent State, only allowing one goal on an accidental own goal play. She kept Miami in the game with Indiana, making seven saves against the Hoosiers. Mueller held an impressive .857 saves percentage over 140 minutes of action.

 
Other Nominees: 
 
Erin Dye, Central Michigan, Midfielder
Senior, St. Louis, Mo. (Cor Jesu Academy)
Dye, the reigning MAC Offensive Player of the Week, continued her hot streak with another goal in the Chippewas' 4-0 win at Missouri State, marking the third consecutive game with a goal for the St. Louis, Mo., native. Dye's goal helped propel the Chippewas to a share of the conference lead with a 2-1 record in MAC play, while handing Missouri State its first MAC loss of the season. Dye capped the scoring on the afternoon with a goal off a penalty corner in the 67th minute, giving the Chippewas their final 4-0 advantage. The goal is her eighth of the season, just two away from her career high for a single season.
 
Jordyn Brengosz, Central Michigan, 
Sophomore Back Hartland, Wis. (Arrowhead HS )
4-0 W at Missouri State Brengosz' all-around play from the defensive line - including the first goal of her career and an assist - was crucial in the Chippewas shutting out Missouri State, 4-0, on Saturday for the Bears' first conference loss of the season. With the win, the Chippewas took a share of the MAC lead with a 2-1 conference record. Brengosz scored the goal off a penalty corner in the 62nd minute and assisted on another goal just five minutes later, again off a penalty corner. Brengosz and the CMU defense allowed just three shots on goal to the Bears and recorded the team's second shutout of the season.
 
Andrea Bain, Missouri State, Goalkeeper
Junior / Victoria, British Columbia  (Oak Bay High)
Missouri State goalkeeper Andrea Bain stopped nine shots in 13 attempts against Central Michigan on Saturday. The junior from Victoria, British Columbia ranks 37th nationally with 5.30 saves per game.
 
Valentina Neira, Miami, Forward, 
Sophomore, Mendoza, Argentina (Universidad Del Aconcagua)
Neira led the Miami offense with two goals on the weekend. She scored both goals against Kent State, as the RedHawks captured a key, 4-1, win over their MAC rivals. Her first goal of the day came in the 44th minute when she plugged in a shot as part of a long breakaway. It gave Miami a 2-1 lead and would eventually prove to be the game winner. She salted the game away with an unassisted goal in the 69th minute. While the game against the Hoosiers was a defensive struggle, Neira gave the RedHawks a couple of their best opportunities to score. She led the team with three shots, including two on goal.
 
Cathryn Altdoerffer, Ohio
Senior, Conestoga, Pa. (Penn Manor)
Helped the Bobcats go 2-1 this week, winning at No. 15 Wake Forest and against Ball State. Part of a defense that limited opponents to less than a goal a game and shutout No. 20 Michigan State in regulation after blanking the Cardinals and holding WF without a goal in overtime (A span of 166 minutes). Had a career-high tying six points against BSU, scoring her first two goals of the season off corners.