GILBERT, Ariz. - Connecticut senior forward Charlotte Veitner and Delaware senior goalkeeper Emmeline Oltmans have been selected as the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I weekly award winners for competition from Sept. 11-17, it was announced on Wednesday.
Honorable mention status went to North Carolina junior midfielder/back Ashley Hoffman, Stanford sophomore goalkeeper Kelsey Bing and Miami junior midfielder/forward Paula Portugal.
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Longstreth/NFHCA Division I Weekly Awards - Sept. 20
Offensive Player of the Week
Charlotte Veitner, Connecticut Sr., F, Dusseldorf, Germany/Comenius Gymnasium
Veitner captures the Longstreth/NFHCA Division I Offensive Player of the Week award for the second straight time after a pair of outstanding efforts to lead the top-ranked Huskies to two wins last week. She scored two goals in a 6-0 triumph over Old Dominion on Friday, then tallied four goals and three assists in an 8-1 win over Boston University on Sunday that was Connecticut's fifth victory over a top-20 foe this season.
Defensive Player of the Week
Emmeline Oltmans, Delaware Sr., GK, Baarn, The Netherlands/Het Baarnsch Lyceum
Oltmans made eight saves, including a stop on a penalty stroke in the 52nd minute, as Delaware pulled out a 2-0 win over previously undefeated and then-No. 2-ranked Penn State on Sunday. Oltmans helped the Blue Hens shut out a top-four opponent for the second time overall and first in the last 30 years.
Ashley Hoffman, North Carolina Jr., M/B, Mohnton, Pa./Twin Valley
Hoffman led a North Carolina defense that allowed just one total goal in wins over top-15 opponents Boston College and James Madison last week, and scored the game-winning goal in overtime against the Eagles.
Kelsey Bing, Stanford So., GK, Houston, Texas/St. John's School
Bing made seven saves to lead Stanford to a 1-0 shutout of then-No. 24 Pacific on Thursday.
Paula Portugal, Miami Jr., M/F, Madrid, Spain/IES Diego Velazquez
Portugal totaled three goals and four assists in a pair of wins for the Redhawks last week.