MAC Announces Field Hockey Player of the Week

Updated 9/17/2013

Offensive Player of the Week

Julia Hofmann, Kent State, M/F
Junior, Bad Muenster, Germany (IGS Lugelheim)

Hofmann had her best weekend on the field, helping lead Kent State to a perfect 2-0 home record. In Friday’s 13-0 win over St. Louis, Hofmann earned four assists, placing her in the record books tied for fourth-most assists in a single game, all-time. The last time a Golden Flash had four assists in one game was in October of 2000; only once since then has any player had four or more in a single game. She also added in a goal in Friday’s weekend-opening win. On Sunday, Hofmann kept the momentum going, scoring another goal to bring her point total to eight in the two games.


Defensive Player of the Week

Brittany Walker, Ohio, Goalkeeper
Junior, Elizabethtown, Pa. (Elizabethtown Area)

Walker starred for the Bobcats In goal – posting a 0.64 goals against average and .889 save percentage - while leading Ohio to a 1-1 record this weekend in Evanston, Ill. Against Cal on Saturday, the Elizabethtown, Pa., native posted her first shutout of the season and fourth of her career while making three saves. Walker then went up against the No. 12 team in the nation, Northwestern, on Sunday and allowed just one goal while making five saves in 70 minutes of action on the road. In all, Walker has allowed just one goal over her last 140 minutes in the cage.


Other Nominees

Alyssa Logan, Miami, Forward
Senior, Los Gatos, Calif. (Presentation)

Alyssa Logan had the game-winning goal with 11 minutes remaining to lead Miami to a win over #20 American on Saturday. It was one of two shots on goal she had in the contest.


Jessica Jue, Ohio
Senior, Vancouver, British Columbia (Little Flower Academy)

Jue posted the game-winning goal for Ohio against California on Saturday, helping Ohio post a 1-0 win over the Golden Bears. After an Ohio shot was blocked by Cal in the 20th minute, Jue took the rebound and fired it past Golden Bears’ goalkeeper Courtney Hendrickson for the score. In the match vs. Northwestern, Jue took all six of Ohio’s corners and played a crucial role in setting up the Bobcat offense.


Sadie Reynolds, Central Michigan, Goalkeeper
Sophomore, Prospect, Ky. (Ballard)

Central Michigan sophomore Sadie Reynolds posted back-to-back matches with career highs in saves over the weekend as the Chippewas played a pair of top-10 opponents. After a tough second half versus the No. 8 Iowa Hawkeyes, Reynolds responded Saturday versus No. 10 Stanford and allowed just one goal while making a career-high 14 saves.


Jahna Jordan, Kent State, Goalkeeper
Junior, Fallbrook, Calif. (Fallbrook Union)

Jordan began the weekend by recording her third career shutout in 48 career games in Kent State’s big-time 13-0 win over St. Louis. On Sunday, she added four more saves, including a great save off the glove during a penalty stroke in the final minutes of the game to preserve a 4-1 win for the Flashes.


Andrea Bain, Missouri State, Goalkeeper
Senior, Victoria, British Columbia (Oak Bay High)

Bain posted her two strongest performances of the season this past weekend vs. Indiana and Robert Morris. The senior made 11 stops in 13 tries, en route to keeping the Bears in their matches against non-conference foes. In those two matches, Bain recorded a 1.18 goals-against average and a .846 save percentage.


Sarah Mueller, Miami, Goalkeeper
Senior, Berlin, Germany (Werner-von Siemens)

Mueller stood tough against strong offensive teams, as Miami took on two more nationally ranked opponents. She finished with 18 saves and a .692 save percentage for the weekend. Mueller had eight saves as she led the RedHawks to a victory over 20th-ranked American on Saturday. She recorded 10 more saves against the second ranked team in the country when they faced Maryland the next day.


Bianca Velez, Ball State, Defender
Redshirt Sophomore, Virginia Beach, Va. (Ocean Lakes)

Velez was credited with two defensive saves against No. 12 Northwestern. Velez and the defense were able to corral 17 saves.