GILBERT, Ariz. — Taylor Farrin, a sophomore goalkeeper from Endicott College, and Sophie Craig, a sophomore forward from William Smith College, are this week's Longstreth/NFHCA Division III Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week, respectively.
Longstreth/NFHCA Division III Defensive Player of the Week
Taylor Farrin, Endicott College, So., Goalkeeper (Danvers, Massachusetts)
Farrin recorded three shutouts in goal for the Endicott College Gulls over the last week. In Endicott's 6-0 win over No. 13 MIT Farrin made eight saves. She kept the scoreboard clean in wins over Gordon College and Roger Williams University. With the three shutouts, Farrin now has held opponents scoreless in eight games during her career.
Longstreth/NFHCA Division III Offensive Player of the Week
Sophie Craig, William Smith College, So., Forward (Manlius, New York)
Craig led the William Smith Herons to a 3-0 week with a team-high seven goals. At Nazareth on Tuesday, Craig recorded her first collegiate goal in the 12th minute and did not stop scoring until she had her first collegiate hat trick as the Herons prevailed 5-3. At home against Manhattanville on Saturday, Craig banked a pair of goals in a 3-1 triumph over the Valiants. Craig closed out the week with another two-goal performance, helping William Smith rally for a 3-2 win over Lebanon Valley.
Kayla Klein, Keene State College, So., Forward (West Brookfield, Massachusetts)
Klein scored six goals in two games last week. The Keene State College sophomore had hat tricks against both Colby-Sawyer and UMass Dartmouth as the Owls upped their record to 5-0. Klein now has hat tricks in three consecutive games and 10 goals on the season.
Emma Rutledge, Saint Joseph's College of Maine, Fr., Forward (Alfred, Maine)
Rutledge broke out in a big way last week, as the freshman forward scored four goals with five assists for 13 total points in a 4-0 week for the Monks. The impressive stretch launched Rutledge to the top the Great Northeast Athletic Conference leaderboard for points and assists.