Longstreth/NFHCA Division I Weekly Award Winners Announced

Longstreth/NFHCA Division I Weekly Award Winners Announced

CHANDLER, Ariz. - Connecticut senior forward Charlotte Veitner and Maryland sophomore defender Bodil Keus have been selected as the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I weekly award winners for competition from Sept. 4-10, it was announced on Wednesday.

Honorable mention status went to Virginia senior midfielder Tara Vittese and Syracuse junior back Roos Weers.

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Longstreth/NFHCA Division I Weekly Awards - Sept. 13

Offensive Player of the Week

Charlotte Veitner, Connecticut Sr., F, Dusseldorf, Germany/Comenius Gymnasium

Veitner tallied five goals in a pair of wins for the Huskies last week as Connecticut is off to a 5-0 start and moved to the No. 1 ranking in the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I Coaches Poll on Tuesday. Veitner had a four-goal effort in a 6-2 win over Pacific on Saturday, with three of the tallies as part of a four-goal run after the Huskies had fallen behind 1-0 early. She followed it up with a goal in a 3-1 win over Harvard on Sunday. Both Pacific and Harvard are ranked in this week's Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I Coaches Poll.

Defensive Player of the Week

Bodil Keus, Maryland So., D, Amsterdam, The Netherlands/Hogeschool Van Amsterdam

Keus played a key role in a pair of shutouts for the Terrapins last week. After leading the way in an 8-0 win over Towson on Friday, she excelled on both ends of a 1-0 win over Louisville on Sunday. Keus limited Louisville's forward to one shot on goal, and also scored the game's only tally off a penalty corner in the 48th minute.

Honorable Mention

Tara Vittese, Virginia Sr., M, Cherry Hill, N.J./Camden Catholic

Vittese scored a pair of goals in both of Virginia's wins last week, including the first goal and a late insurance marker in a 4-1 win over top-ranked Duke on Friday.

Roos Weers, Syracuse Jr., B, Bussum, The Netherlands/Goois Lyceum

Weers leads a Syracuse defense that has not allowed a goal this season, with last week's slate including a pair of shutouts against ranked opponents where she also scored both goals in a 2-0 triumph over Albany on Sunday.