(FOR THE WEEK OF SEPT. 10-16)
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Alexandra Belaire, Saint Joseph's (Maine) (So., M - Greene, Maine)
Also the reigning GNAC Player of the Week, Belaire scored both of the Monks' goals in a 2-1 double-overtime victory over Kean University, which advanced to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament last year, on Sunday and tallied three goals and an assist overall in a 4-0 week for the Monks, who are now receiving votes in the NFHCA Division III national poll.
GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK
Megan Baker, Saint Joseph's (Maine) (Senior, GK - Gorham, Maine)
Baker enjoyed another solid week as the senior captain posted a 0.28 GAA with a .909 save percentage while turning away 10 of the 11 shots she faced in four victories. She was particularly impressive in a 2-1 2OT victory over Kean University on Sunday, when she made seven saves - including several acrobatic stops - in the thrilling win.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Emma Rutledge, Saint Joseph's (Maine) (Freshman, F - Alfred, Maine)
Rutledge broke out in a big way last week, as the freshman forward scored four goals with five assists for 13 total points in a 4-0 week for the Monks. The impressive stretch launched Rutledge atop the GNAC leaderboard for points and assists.
WEEK 3 HONOR ROLL
Makena Leazer, Lasell (Fr., GK - Nashua, N.H.) - Did not allow a goal in 87 minutes, 25 seconds, making eight saves (1.000 save percentage). She made two saves in 17:25 of relief work in a loss to MIT, and made six saves to post her first career shutout Saturday in a 3-0 GNAC victory at Simmons.
Nikki Pignone, Lasell (Sr., F - Ipswich, Mass.) - Recorded two goals in Lasell's 1-1 week, scoring once in each game. She scored late in the first half in a 4-2 non-conference loss to MIT, cutting the MIT lead to 2-1, and scored Lasell's second goal midway through the first half in a 3-0 GNAC win over Simmons.
Emily Plummer, Simmons (First Year, M/B - San Diego, Calif.) - The first year tallied five goals in a pair of games for the Sharks. The midfielder matched the school record, set last year by current assistant coach Sammy Rondeau, with five goals at Albertus Magnus on September 12.
Liz Poteat, Simmons (Sophomore, M/F - Westfield, Mass.) - The sophomore tallied the first five goals of her career in one match. The midfielder matched the school record, set by current Assistant Coach Sammy Rondeau last year, with five goals on just six shots at Albertus Magnus College on September 12.
GNAC FIELD HOCKEY WEEKLY ARCHIVE (2018-19)
|1||Libby Pomerleau, SJC||Megan Baker, SJC||Makena Leazer, LAS|
|2||Alexandra Belaire, SJC||Hope Winkin, REG||Emily Plummer, SIM|
|3||Alexandra Belaire, SJC||Megan Baker, SJC||Emma Rutledge, SJC|
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