GILBERT, Ariz. - Stonehill junior forward Kacie Smith and Mansfield sophomore goalkeeper Brittany Ryan have been selected as the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division II weekly award winners for competition from Sept. 18-24, it was announced on Wednesday.
Honorable mention status went to Kutztown sophomore forward Kyra Wozniak and Lindenwood sophomore midfielder/forward Bridget Hoogendijk.
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Longstreth/NFHCA Division II Weekly Awards - Sept. 27
Offensive Player of the Week
Kacie Smith, Stonehill Jr., F, Norwood, Mass./Norwood
Smith claims her second Offensive Player of the Week honor in the last three weeks after a pair of outstanding efforts in wins for the Skyhawks. She had two goals and an assist in a 5-0 win over Bentley on Wednesday, then tallied three goals and three assists in a 9-0 win against Southern Connecticut State on Saturday. Smith totaled five goals and four assists for the week as she notched a point on nine of her team's 14 goals.
Defensive Player of the Week
Brittany Ryan, Mansfield So., GK, Burnt Hills, N.Y./Burnt Hill
Ryan had a pair of outstanding efforts for the Mounties against nationally-ranked opponents last week. She made 12 saves as Mansfield shut out then-No. 7 Bloomsburg on Wednesday, marking just the third win in program history in the matchup and first over a nationally-ranked team for Mansfield since 2012. Ryan then did all she could to keep Mansfield close against then-No. 2 Shippensburg on Wednesday by making 20 saves in a 3-1 loss. She posted a .914 save percentage with 150 minutes in goal for the week.
Kyra Wozniak, Kutztown So., F, Plains, Pa./James M. Coughlin
Wozniak notched three goals in two wins for the Bears last week, including a tally in a 2-1 victory over then-No. 3 West Chester on Wednesday.
Bridget Hoogendijk, Lindenwood So., M/F, Hendrik Ido Ambacht, Netherlands/Johan de Witt
Hoogendijk scored three goals in two games for the undefeated Lions last week, notching the game-winner against both Mercy and Queens.