GILBERT, Ariz. — Maddie Bacskai, a junior defender from No. 3 Princeton University, and Moira Putsch, a senior forward from No. 6 Penn State University, have been named this week's Longstreth/NFHCA Division I Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week, respectively.
Longstreth/NFHCA Division I Defensive Player of the Week
Maddie Bacskai, Princeton University, Jr., Defender (Berwyn, Pennsylvania)
Bacskai was a key player in No. 3 Princeton University's two-win weekend. In the Tiger's shutout over Ivy League opponent, Columbia University, on Friday, Bacskai led a defense that held the Lion's to just six shots. In Princeton's win over No. 5 University of Connecticut on Sunday, Bacskai had an impact on both sides of the ball — she contributed a goal to the 5-2 score line and was a part of a defensive unit that held the Huskies to just eight shots in the game. The win helped propel Princeton into the third place on the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll this week.
Longstreth/NFHCA Division I Offensive Player of the Week
Moira Putsch, Penn State University, Sr., Forward (Media, Pennsylvania)
Putsch led No. 6 Penn State University to a 3-1 win over previously unbeaten No. 2 University of Maryland on Sunday. Putsch assisted on the Nittany Lion's second goal of the game and scored the third, helping Penn State to an important win over Big Ten opponent, Maryland. Putsch now has five goals and seven assists, for 17 points this season.
Georgia Garden Bachop, Monmouth University, Sr., Forward (Dunedin, New Zealand)
Garden Bachop posted two game-winning goals this weekend for Monmouth University. She registered her first career hat trick and added an assist in a seven-point outing against LIU Brooklyn. Garden Bachop followed up with a goal and an assist against Bryant University on Sunday.
Clara Roth, Princeton University, So., Forward (Schwetzingen, Germany)
Roth posted two goals and an assist in No. 3 Princeton's win over Columbia University. She followed her Friday performance with a goal and an assist in Princeton's road victory over No. 5 University of Connecticut on Sunday.
Anna Willocks, Saint Joseph's University, Sr., Forward (Palmerston North, New Zealand)
Willocks scored four goals and added two assists in No. 13 Saint Joseph's University's two-win weekend. On Friday she scored a hat trick in the Hawks' 8-0 win at Drexel University. She then added a goal and two assists in Sunday's 6-0 home victory over Temple. The goal was the 68th of her career, breaking the school's all-time scoring record set in 1986. Willocks is now the program's all-time leader in goals, assists and points.