CHANDLER, Ariz. - East Stroudsburg senior back Sydney McCarthy and Saint Michael's senior back Jenna Deschaine have been selected as the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division II weekly award winners for competition from Aug. 31-Sept. 3, it was announced on Wednesday.
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Longstreth/NFHCA Division II Weekly Awards - Sept. 6
Offensive Player of the Week
Sydney McCarthy, East Stroudsburg Sr., B, Reading, Pa./Muhlenberg
McCarthy shined on both ends of the field as the No. 2-ranked Warriors beat a pair of top-10 foes at home to open the season. She assisted on her team's first goal and scored the game-winner with under six minutes to play while also recording a key defensive save in the final seconds of a 2-1 win over No. 9 Merrimack on Saturday. McCarthy followed it up with three assists in an 8-0 win over No. 5 Stonehill on Sunday while helping the Warriors hold their opponent without a shot on goal.
Defensive Player of the Week
Jenna Deschaine, Saint Michael's Sr., B, Claremont, N.H./Stevens
Deschaine scored the winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Mansfield on Sunday after tallying a defensive save during overtime in a 2-1 loss to No. 1 Shippensburg on Saturday. She led a defense that allowed two goals in 148:18 for a 0.94 GAA during a 1-1 weekend.
Melanie Rennie, Southern New Hampshire Jr., GK, Madison, Conn./Daniel Hand
Rennie made a combined 12 saves in a pair of shutouts to open the season, with 10 in a 2-0 blanking of Bentley on Thursday.
Cassidy Coates, Limestone College Jr., M, Baltimore, Md./Perry Hall
Coates totaled four goals in a pair of wins for Limestone, with two markers in victories over both Converse and Mercy.