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.
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.