Longstreth/NFHCA Division I Weekly Award Winners Announced

GILBERT, Ariz. - Connecticut senior forward Charlotte Veitner and North Carolina junior midfielder/back Ashley Hoffman have been selected as the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I weekly award winners for competition from Oct. 2-8, it was announced on Wednesday.

Honorable mention status went to Michigan senior midfielder/back Katie Trombetta and Lehigh sophomore goalkeeper Paige Innarella.

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Longstreth/NFHCA Division I Weekly Awards - Oct. 11

Offensive Player of the Week

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

Veitner had an outstanding pair of games with six goals and five assists in two more wins for the top-ranked Huskies last week. She notched three goals and four assists in a 12-0 blanking of Villanova on Friday, and followed it up with her fourth hat trick of the year with three goals and an assist in a 5-3 win over then-No. 14 Princeton on Sunday. In the process Veitner became Connecticut's all-time leader in goals scored, and now stands with 103 for her career.

Defensive Player of the Week

Ashley Hoffman, North Carolina Jr., M/B, Mohnton, Pa./Twin Valley

Hoffman and the Tar Heels shut out the nation's top scoring offense in a 4-0 win over Virginia on Friday, and she scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in the final minute of the first half. UNC limited Virginia to five shots on goal and five penalty corners in the contest.

Honorable Mention

Katie Trombetta, Michigan Sr., M/B, Holbrook, N.Y./Sachem East

Trombetta led a stout defensive effort as Michigan shut out a pair of ranked opponents in Rutgers and Stanford last week with a combined four shots allowed, and she also chipped in three assists in the victories.

Paige Innarella, Lehigh So., GK, Fairfield, N.J./West Essex

Innarella made 12 saves as Lehigh posted a 1-0 overtime victory against rival Lafayette on Friday, snapping a 13-game losing skid to the Leopards.