CHANDLER, Ariz. - William Smith senior forward Hannah Wood and DeSales sophomore goalkeeper Katarina Polyviou have been selected as the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III weekly award winners for competition from Sept. 4-10, it was announced on Wednesday.
Honorable mention status went to Gwynedd Mercy senior attack Melissa Russo, Amherst senior midfielder Elizabeth Turnbull and Lynchburg freshman forward Jackie Lerro.
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Longstreth/NFHCA Division III Weekly Awards - Sept. 13
Offensive Player of the Week
Hannah Wood, William Smith Sr., F, Sidney, N.Y./Sidney
Wood had five goals in two games last week, with the big performance coming when she scored all of her team's tallies in a 4-3 win over then-No. 7 Ursinus on Saturday. Wood gave William Smith the lead on three different occasions in the back-and-forth game, with her last two goals in the 47th and 50th minutes proving to be the difference as she turned a 2-2 tie into a 4-2 lead for the Herons. Wood also scored in a 4-3 loss to Geneseo last Wednesday.
Defensive Player of the Week
Katarina Polyviou, DeSales So., GK, Cranford, N.J./Cranford
Polyviou made a combined 12 saves as she led DeSales to a pair of 1-0 shutout wins last week. Polyviou made five stops as the Bulldogs picked up a win at then-No. 16 Muhlenberg on Wednesday, and recorded seven saves in a blanking of Marywood on Sunday.
Melissa Russo, Gwynedd Mercy Sr., A, Saylorsburg, Pa./Pleasant Valley
Russo posted 18 points in three games last week, which included four goals and an assist against Goucher and three goals and an assist versus Delaware Valley.
Elizabeth Turnbull, Amherst Sr., M, Harding Township, N.J./Madison
Turnbull scored four of her team's five goals in a pair of wins to open the season last week, including both tallies in a 2-1 win over Bowdoin in a top-20 matchup on Saturday.
Jackie Lerro, Lynchburg Fr., F, Royersford, Pa./Pope John Paul II
After scoring a goal in a 3-1 win over then-No. 18 Alvernia on Saturday, Lerro tallied the game's first three goals and four overall in a 5-1 victory at Albright on Sunday.