Borley, Groothuis named Longstreth/NFHCA Division I Weekly Award winners

Photo of Defensive Player of the Week Mia Borley, next to that a photo of Offensive Player of the Week Daphne Groothuis dribbling the ball. Over the photos is a blue gradient with the Longstreth and NFHCA logos.

GILBERT, Ariz. — Mia Borley, a freshman goalkeeper from the University of Maine, and Daphne Groothuis, a sophomore midfielder from Rutgers University, are this week's Longstreth/NFHCA Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week.

Longstreth/NFHCA Division I Defensive Player of the Week

Mia Borley, University of Maine, Fr., Goalkeeper (Durham, England)

Borley played an essential role in two wins that helped rocket the University of Maine six places up the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll to number 19.

Against then No. 19 Boston University, Borley made three saves and when faced with then No. 24 Ohio State, Borley kept the ball out of the cage four times. The freshman goalkeeper allowed only two goals on the weekend preserving an undefeated record for the Black Bears.

Longstreth/NFHCA Division I Offensive Player of the Week

Daphne Groothuis, Rutgers University, So., Midfield (Nieuwerkerk ad IJssel, The Netherlands)

Groothuis led the Scarlet Knights in a two-win weekend that helped them earn a place on the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll. Groothuis scored twice this weekend and assisted on five goals.

Against Hofstra, she notched a goal and a career-high three assists. In Rutger's win against No. 15 Saint Joseph's, Groothuis factored into every goal with one goal and two assists in the 3-2 victory.

Honorable Mentions

Sarah Holliday, University of Maryland, Sr., Goalkeeper (Clarksville, Maryland)

Holliday made 10 saves to preserve Maryland's win over then No. 3 Duke, including three in the last 12 minutes to preserve the victory. 

Agueda Moroni, Liberty, Sr., Midfield/Forward (Cordoba, Argentina)

Moroni followed last week's stellar performance which earned her the first Longstreth/NFHCA Offensive Player of the Week award with another five goals this past weekend in Liberty's contests against Kent State and Ohio University.

Lexi Quick, Bucknell University, Sr., Defender (Shavertown, Pennsylvania)

Quick contributed on attack and defense for the Bison this weekend in their two wins over Cornell and Richmond. She anchored the Bucknell defense which only allowed one goal on the weekend and on attack, Quick scored twice and assisted once.

Ilse Westera, Old Dominion University, RFr., Midfield/Forward (Dordrecht, The Netherlands)

Westera scored twice in the win over then No. 22 William & Mary and recorded a goal — the game-winner — and an assist against then No. 17 James Madison.