Nine student-athletes earn NFHCA High School Player of the Month honors in November

GILBERT, Ariz. — Nine field hockey student-athletes have been named their state's National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) High School Player of the Month for November.

California

Averi Brayton, Davis Senior High School

  • In November, Averi had four goals and four assists across five games
  • Averi was named All-League First Team

Connecticut

Brianna Duba, Ethel Walker School

  • In November, Brianna scored five goals across six games including game-winning goals in the New England Private School Athletic Conference quarterfinal and semifinal contests

Maryland

Sydney Sweeney, Our Lady of Good Counsel High School

  • In November, Sydney scored the game-winning goal in her team's conference final game helping Our Lady of Good Counsel High School to their first conference title since 2014

Massachusetts

Caroline O'Keefe, Brooks School

  • In November, Caroline scored three goals and had two assists for eight points across three games
  • Caroline was her team's leading scorer this season and played an important role in her team's first undefeated season in school history

New Jersey

Lauren Pickul, Moorestown High School

  • In November, Lauren posted three shutouts and only allowed one goal during her team's postseason run
  • Her performance in the cage was a key element in her team's second consecutive, and 18th total, Group 3 State Championship

Oklahoma

Abbey Kays, Casady School

  • In November, Abbey scored an important goal in her team's win over Oakridge to take fifth place in the Southwest Preparatory Conference tournament

Pennsylvania

Caroline Kelly, The Episcopal School

  • In November, Caroline was essential in the cage as her team went on to win a Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association tournament championship
  • Leading up to the championship match, Caroline allowed only two goals across three games
  • In the championship game, her performance in shootouts helped her team to the trophy

Texas

Natalie Stone, St. John's School

  • In November, Natalie scored four goals across five games
  • As the team's leading scorer this season, Natalie was integral to the St. John's School's success this year which culminated in a Southwest Preparatory Conference championship
  • Natalie also broke her school's record for career goals

Virginia

Morgan Merritt, Menchville High School

  • In November, Morgan scored four goals and had one assist across three games
  • Morgan currently holds Menchville High School's record in career assists, career goals and career points

State's not represented on this list either had no nominees during this nomination period or played no games in the month of November.

November's award concludes the High School Player of the Month program for the 2018 season. The award will restart in January recognizing Club Players of the Month — the club player iteration of the award will continue through June. You can find more information about the High School and Club Player of the Month program here.