Tiedtke, Matson named NFHCA Division I Weekly Award winners

A photo of NFHCA Division I Defensive Player of the Week, Antonia Tiedtke, passing the ball in a blue uniform next to a photo of Offensive Player of the Week, Erin Matson, shooting the ball in a white uniform.

GILBERT, Ariz. — Antonia Tiedtke, senior defender from No. 4 University of Connecticut, and Erin Matson, sophomore forward from No. 1 University of North Carolina, have been named this week's NFHCA Division I Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week, respectively.

NFHCA Division I Defensive Player of the Week

Antonia Tiedtke, University of Connecticut, Sr., Defender (Frankfurt, Germany)

Tiedtke was essential for No. 4 UCONN in a pair of road wins against No. 15 Northwestern University and No. 21 Stanford University this past weekend. Defensively, Tiedtke led a backfield that held Northwestern to seven shots and Stanford to six. Offensively, she contributed four points with an assist in the 4-1 win over the Wildcats and a goal and an assist in the Huskies' 3-2 win over the Cardinal.

Tiedtke was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week.

NFHCA Division I Offensive Player of the Week

Erin Matson, University of North Carolina, So., Forward (Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania)

Matson provided an important offensive push for the Tar Heels in Friday's back-and-forth contest against No. 7 University of Michigan. Her first two goals of the game helped UNC come from behind to gain a 2-1 lead over the Wolverines. After Michigan tied the game at 2-2, Matson put away her third goal of the day and the eventual game winner in the Tar Heels' 4-2 victory. UNC then made it a 2-0 weekend with a 2-1 win over No. 8 University of Iowa on Sunday — Matson recorded five shots in that contest.

Matson was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week.

Honorable Mentions

Austyn Cuneo, Rutgers University, RSr., Defender (Waterford Works, New Jersey)

Cuneo contributed eight points in No. 19 Rutgers University's 2-0 opening weekend — she had a hand in all three goals that the Scarlet Knights tallied against No. 24 University of Maine, scoring two and assisting on the third. In Rutgers' 4-1 win over Ball State University on Saturday, Cuneo contributed a goal and an assist.

Cuneo was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week.