Elizardo, Kempf named Longstreth/NFHCA Division II Weekly Award winners

A photo of Marissa Elizardo, Defensive Player of the Week, in a yellow jersey and goalkeeper equipment, next to a photo of Danielle Kempf, Offensive Player of the Week, dribbling a ball in a black uniform. The Longstreth and NFHCA logo appear at the bottom of the graphic over a blue gradient.

GILBERT, Ariz. — Marissa Elizardo, senior goalkeeper from No. 1 West Chester University, and Danielle Kempf, sophomore midfielder from Adelphi University, are this week's Longstreth/NFHCA Division II Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week, respectively.

Longstreth/NFHCA Division II Defensive Player of the Week

Marissa Elizardo, West Chester University, Sr., Goalkeeper (North Wales, Pennsylvania)

Elizardo helped No. 1 West Chester University to a pair of shutout victories over Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference rivals No. 9 Millersville University and Slippery Rock University this past week. Last Wednesday, Elizardo made eight saves to keep the Millersville Marauders off the scoreboard. Then on Saturday against Slippery Rock, Elizardo made one save to secure the shutout.

Longstreth/NFHCA Division II Offensive Player of the Week

Danielle Kempf, Adelphi University, So., Midfielder (Burnt Hills, New York)

On Saturday in a 5-0 upset win over then-No. 1 Stonehill College, Kempf recorded her first hat trick of the season, and second of her career. She also dished off an assist for a total of a lifetime-best seven points, doubling her season total of points to 14.

Honorable Mentions

Leah Savage, Adelphi University, Fr., Goalkeeper (Skowhegan, Maine)

Savage posted her fourth shutout victory in Adelphi's upset win over then-No. 1 Stonehill College last Saturday, she held the nationally-ranked team scoreless and tallied four saves.