MAC Announces Field Hockey Player of the Week

Updated 9/10/2013

Offensive Player of the Week

Luli Gomez Teruel, Ohio
Senior, Salta, Argentina (Instituto San Alfonso)

Gomez Teruel posted a team-high six points on three goals to lead the Bobcats to a 1-1 record this past weekend. The Salta, Argentina, native also paced the ‘Cats with five shots, three of which were on goal (.600). Gomez Teruel posted her first goal of the weekend in the 2-1 victory over William & Mary, then notched a team-high two goals at Louisville on Sunday.


Defensive Player of the Week

Jordan Long, Miami, Midfield/Back
Senior, Lancaster, Pa. (Lampeter-Strasburg

Long led a Miami defense that held tough against two ranked opponents. It took a bend, but don’t break appearance as Boston and Northwestern combined for 25 shots in two games, but were only able to break through on four goals, two of which came on penalty corners. Long helped the defense allow only one goal against #16 Boston University and kept the high-scoring #11 Northwestern Wildcats with only one goal until they got two off penalty corners in the second half.


Other Nominees

Tarel Teach, Ball State, Midfielder
Junior, Virginia Beach, Va. (Ocean Lakes)

Teach scored her first goals of the season in the 2-1 win over Colgate on Sunday, Sept. 8. Teach got the ball left of the box, dribbled around the goalie and secured the equalizer for the Cardinals. Ten minutes later she would get a pass from teammate Mikayala Mooney for the go-ahead goal.

Jordyn Brengosz, Central Michigan, Back
Junior, Hartland, Wis. (Arrowhead)

Junior back Jordyn Brengosz rallied for Central Michigan finding the back of the cage in the second half versus Delaware on Friday, September 6. Brengosz scored two goals, making them her first of the season. Brengosz played all 70 minutes of the contest making key offensive plays. Brengosz continues to be a key asset on defense and on offense during penalty corners.

Rebecca Lee, Kent State, Midfielder
Senior, Bathurst, Australia (The Scots School)

Lee got the weekend’s scoring off to a quick start for the Golden Flashes. She scored at the five and seven minute marks to ignite Kent State to a 5-1 win over Monmouth. She was a part of a gritty performance against No.5 Syracuse on Sunday that saw Kent State tied with the Orange 1-1 at the half.

Hillary Lawless, Missouri State, Forward
Senior, St. Louis, Mo. (Lafayette High)

Despite two weekend losses to solid non-conference foes at the Buckeye Invitational, Lawless was a key component of Missouri State’s offensive attack. The 2012 All-MAC first-team selection notched two unassisted goals on six shot attempts, as the senior scored on a breakaway vs. Ohio State and found the back of the cage on a rebound slap shot vs. Bucknell. Lawless now has 64 career points, and is only five points away from tying for fifth place on the school’s all-time scoring list.

Alayna Harris, Kent State Midfielder
Sophomore, Collegeville, Pa. (The Shipley School)

Harris had a great weekend on defense, starting both games and playing a full 70 minutes in each. She helped the Golden Flashes hold Monmouth to just 13 shots, only four on goal, in Friday’s win. She was a part of a gritty performance against No.5 Syracuse on Sunday that saw Kent State tied with the Orange 1-1 at the half.

Liz Young, Missouri State, Defender
Sophomore, San Diego, Calif. (Serra High)

Young had a career-best game vs. Bucknell on Sept. 7, as the sophomore picked up three defensive saves to help Missouri State shut out Bucknell in the second half of their game in the Buckeye Invitational. In addition to spearheading MSU’s 35-minute defensive streak, Young recorded two shots – one on-goal – vs. the Bison. A day earlier, she notched one shot on goal vs. Ohio State.

Lauryl Desch, Ohio
Redshirt Junior, Charlottesville, Va. (Western Albermarle)

Desch provided the Bobcats with an impressive defensive presence during the team’s trip to Louisville, leading the Bobcats to a 1-1 weekend. On Saturday vs. William & Mary, Desch notched her first career goal while taking three shots, two of which were on goal. Against Louisville on Sunday, Desch anchored the Ohio backs while making a number of crucial defensive plays.