MAC Announces Field Hockey Players of the Week

Updated 10/16/2012

Offensive Field Hockey Player of the Week
Alyssa Logan, Miami, Forward 
Junior, Los Gatos, Calif. (Presentation)

Logan had a career game in Miami’s 9-1 victory over Appalachian State. She recorded three goals for her first career hat trick. It included a stretch of two goals in less than two minutes late in the first half, changing a 1-0 lead into a 3-0 lead at halftime, and setting the stage for Miami to blow the game open in the second half. She contributed to that effort when her chip in goal during a scramble in the 54th minute made it 5-1 and gave her the first hat trick of her career. After not scoring her previous two seasons, Logan has now become a key player for the RedHawks with five goals and three assists for the season. 


Defensive Field Hockey Player of the Week
Brittany Walker, Ohio, Goalkeeper
Sophomore, Elizabeth Town Pa., (Elizabeth Town Area) 
Sophomore Brittany Walker who came into the game 10th nationally with a 1.33 goals against average, made seven saves for the `Cats as she helped them go 2-1 in MAC play. The sophomore goalkeeper leads the league with three shutouts and owns a .750 save percentage, 20th in the nation.


Other Nominees:

Julia Hofmann, Kent State, MF
Sophomore, Bad Muenster, Germany (IGS Iugelheim)
Hofmann helped Kent State reach a tie for 1st place  in the MAC standings by leading the Golden Flashes to victory over Ball State on Saturday, October 13. Hofmann registered two second-half goals while also recording an assist in the 6-4 win. The midfielder is first on the team with 12 total goals and 26 total points while recording an additional two assists on the year. 

Andrea Bain, Missouri State, Goalkeeper
Junior,  Victoria, British Columbia (Oak Bay High)
Missouri State goalkeeper Andrea Bain stopped 13 shots in 18 attempts against Ohio on Saturday, good for a .722 save percentage. Bain's 13 saves were a personal season high and just one save away from matching the MSU season high, which was set by Katie Mulloy's 14 stops against Indiana on Aug. 31. With Saturday's performance, Bain ranks 28th nationally with 6.00 saves per game. 
Taylor Brown, Ohio, 
Senior, Elkton, Md. (Caramel Academy) 
Taylor Brown matched her career high with four goals in a 5-1 win vs. Missouri State this weekend. She picked up a hat trick in the first 22 minutes of action, scoring off a deflection, a penalty corner and a penalty shot. She added the fourth goal in the 63rd minute, once again off a penalty shot. Brown now has 42 goals for her career, third all-time, and is one point shy of the century mark for fourth all-time. She entered the weekend leading the MAC with 22 points