GILBERT, Ariz. - Merrimack senior forward Rylie Hammond and Pace senior goalkeeper Lesly Sanchez Alvarez have been selected as the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division II weekly award winners for competition from Oct. 2-8, it was announced on Wednesday.
Honorable mention status went to Shippensburg junior goalkeeper Ally Mooney and Limestone senior goalkeeper Tabria Cochran.
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Longstreth/NFHCA Division II Weekly Awards - Oct. 11
Offensive Player of the Week
Rylie Hammond, Merrimack Sr., F, Phillipston, Mass./Narragansett Regional
Hammond totaled seven goals and an assist to lead Merrimack to a pair of wins last week. She notched a hat trick to bring her team from behind in a 4-2 victory over then-No. 3 Saint Anselm on Wednesday. After falling behind 2-0 early, Hammond scored three straight goals for Merrimack, capped by the eventual game-winner in the 37th minute. She followed that performance with four goals and an assist in a 12-1 win against Southern Connecticut on Saturday.
Defensive Player of the Week
Lesly Sanchez Alvarez, Pace Sr., GK, Stamford, Conn./Stamford
Sanchez Alvarez made 11 saves to lead Pace to a 2-1 win over then-No. 4 LIU Post last Tuesday. Pace was able to pull out the win despite being outshot 17-5 and facing 16 penalty corners in the contest. Sanchez Alvarez followed up the performance with six saves in a 3-0 shutout of Bentley on Saturday.
Ally Mooney, Shippensburg Jr., GK, Spring City, Pa./Owen J. Roberts
Mooney totaled 12 saves with just three goals allowed as top-ranked Shippensburg beat a pair of ranked opponents on the road last week.
Tabria Cochran, Limestone Sr., GK, Stafford, Va./North Stafford
Cochran led Limestone to a pair of wins last week, including a shutout of Converse and a 12-save effort in a 2-1 victory in strokes against Bellarmine on Friday.