CHANDLER, Ariz. - Penn State junior midfielder Gini Bramley and Louisville sophomore goalkeeper Hollyn Barr have been selected as the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I weekly award winners for competition from Aug. 25-27, it was announced on Wednesday.
Bramley totaled three goals as she helped the No. 7-ranked Nittany Lions to road victories at No. 23 Old Dominion and No. 10 Virginia while Barr notched a combined 13 saves in a pair of victories for the No. 9 Cardinals, including seven in a 3-1 triumph over defending national champion No. 3 Delaware on Sunday.
Honorable mention status went to James Madison junior forward/midfielder Miranda Rigg and Connecticut senior defender Casey Umstead.
NFHCA Division I Weekly Awards - Aug. 30
Offensive Player of the Week
Gini Bramley, Penn State Jr., M, Elizabethtown, Pa./Lower Dauphin
Bramley led the way as No. 7 Penn State defeated a pair of top-25 opponents on the road last weekend. She scored her team'ss first goal in the 46th minute as the Nittany Lions tallied three unanswered markers to rally for a 3-2 victory at No. 23 Old Dominion on Friday. Bramley scored twice in a three-minute span, in the 23rd and 26th minutes, to give the Nittany Lions a 3-0 lead at No. 10 Virginia as Penn State would score the game's first four goals in a 4-2 win.
Defensive Player of the Week
Hollyn Barr, Louisville So., GK, Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield
Barr shined in her first two collegiate starts as she totaled 13 saves while allowing only two goals as No. 9 Louisville won at home against Indiana on Friday and defending national champion No. 3 Delaware on Sunday. Barr made six saves in a 4-1 win over the Hoosiers, with three coming in each half as the Cardinals built a 4-0 lead. She made seven stops in a 3-1 victory against the Blue Hens while also helping Louisville fend off seven penalty corners in the contest.
Miranda Rigg, James Madison Jr., F/M, Fredericksburg, Va./James Monroe
Rigg scored a pair of goals to lead No. 19 James Madison to a 3-1 victory at No. 25 Liberty on Saturday.
Casey Umstead, Connecticut Sr., D, Red Hill, Pa./Perkiomen High School
Umstead anchored a Husky defense that led the way in shutouts over top-15 opponents Stanford and Northwestern, and also combined for two goals and an assist in the victories.