Offensive Player of the Week
Luli Gomez Teruel, Ohio
Senior, Salta, Argentina (Instituto San Alfonso)
Gomez Teruel dazzled for the Ohio offense during the ‘Cats 2-0 road swing through Missouri this past weekend. On Friday at Missouri State, both of the senior’s goals came with Ohio trailing in the contest. Her first tied the game at one in the first half. Then, she posted the equalizing goal early in the second half to force overtime, where the ‘Cats prevailed. On Sunday against Saint Louis, Gomez Teruel again notched a team-high two goals for the Bobcats to help Ohio earn a 4-1 victory. With Ohio holding a 2-0 halftime lead, the Salta, Argentina native scored just one minute into the second stanza to give Ohio a 3-0 cushion, then added the team’s fourth score later in the period. This season, Gomez Teruel leads the ‘Cats with 19 points and nine goals this season.
Defensive Player of the Week
Ali Froede, Miami, Back
Junior, Burke, Va. (Lake Braddock)
Froede led a Miami defense that held Ball State scoreless in the opener without many offensive chances. The majority of the game was spent outside the Ball State attacking circle and the Cardinals were held without a shot for the first 51 minutes of the contest. In fact they only had two total shots in the first 68:30 minutes of the game, getting three desperation attempts late. Froede also contributed offensively, taking three shots, two of which were on goal.
Hannah Faulkner, Kent State, Midfielder
Junior, Edwardsville, Ill. (Edwardsville)
Faulkner made the most of her opportunities in a 3-2 overtime victory against Central Michigan on Saturday (Oct. 12). She scored the Flashes’ first goal in the opening half to tie the game at 1, then, just a minute into overtime, she scored to secure a victory for Kent State. Faulkner had two shots in the game, scoring on both; the team only had a total of six shots, with four coming on goal.
Kaysie Gregory, Central Michigan, Midfielder
Sophomore, Rome, N.Y. (Rome Free Academy)
Sophomore midfielder Kaysie Gregory made some crucial offensive plays in this past weekend’s match ups. Gregory scored the game-tying goal unassisted off a penalty corner with only 30 seconds left in the second period. Despite the loss, Gregory’s goal put the Chippewas back in victory position in overtime.
Grace Leeker, Miami, Forward
Freshman, St. Louis, Mo. (Villa Duchesne)
Leeker had a breakout game, recording her first career hat trick in Miami’s 7-0 win over MAC rival Ball State on Friday. She was successful on all three shots she took. Leeker scored Miami’s second goal of the game when she put in a ball that was loose in the circle. She completed the RedHawk scoring by tipping in a pair of passes late for Miami’s sixth and seventh goals of the contest.
Hillary Lawless, Missouri State, Forward
Senior, St. Louis, Mo. (Lafayette High)
Lawless picked up three points in Missouri State’s overtime game vs. Ohio, scoring MSU’s first goal and assisting on another. Lawless gave MSU an early 1-0 lead when she took a pass from Kayleigh Schmitz and scored into the left side of the cage. Lawless assisted teammate Kimberleigh Eng after intercepting a pass near the top of the circle. The three points moved the native of St. Louis into fifth place on the school’s all-time points list with 71 career tallies.
Katherine Fenzel, Ohio
Senior, Louisvlle, Ky. (DuPont Manual)
Fenzel paced the Ohio defense during the ‘Cats 2-0 MAC road swing and posted a goal in the ‘Cats win at Saint Louis on Sunday. Her score came 20 minutes into the contest to give the Bobcats an early 1-0 advantage. Fenzel also made a number of defensive plays to prevent Missouri State and Saint Louis from gaining scoring chances on the weekend.
Anne Middeldorp, Central Michigan, Back
Sophomore, Den Haag, Netherlands (Christelijk Gymnasium Sorghvil and Haagsche Delftsche Mix)
Sophomore back Anne Middeldorp aided the Central Michigan defense in many plays to keep both contests between Kent State and Michigan close. Not only did Middeldorp contribute defensively; she did offensively by getting off two shots against Kent. Middeldorp got off both shots on a penalty corner at the 15:52 mark of the first period and the 63:31 mark of the second period.
Sabrina Binder, Kent State. Back
Senior, Krefeld, Germany (Arndt-Gymnasium)
Binder spearheaded a strong defensive presence by the Golden Flashes this past Saturday. Kent State only allowed one corner in the opening 35 minutes. The Golden Flashes’ defense held this Chippewas to only four shots on goal in the game. Binder played all 70+ minutes of regulation and overtime to help Kent State stay undefeated in the conference.