Polyviou, Wiederrecht named NFHCA Division III Weekly Award winners

A photo of NFHCA Division III Defensive Player of the Week, Katarina Polyviou, in black goalkeeper pads and a red uniform, next to a photo of Offensive Player of the Week Taylor Wiederrecht, dribbling the ball in a navy blue uniform.

GILBERT, Ariz. — Katarina Polyviou, senior goalkeeper from DeSales University, and Taylor Wiederrecht, senior forward from No. 4 Messiah College, have been named this week's NFHCA Division III Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week, respectively.

NFHCA Division III Defensive Player of the Week

Katarina Polyviou, DeSales University, Sr., Goalkeeper (Cranford, New Jersey)

Polyviou allowed just one goal in a 2-0 weekend for DeSales University. During her 120 minutes in the cage for the Bulldogs, Polyviou recorded 12 saves — five saves in their shutout win over Moravian College on Friday and seven saves in their 4-1 victory over Cedar Crest College on Sunday.

Polyviou was named the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) - Freedom Defensive Player of the Week.

NFHCA Division III Offensive Player of the Week

Taylor Wiederrecht, Messiah College, Sr., Forward (Manheim, Pennsylvania)

Wiederrecht played an integral role in No. 4 Messiah College's decisive win over No. 16 Christopher Newport University this past weekend. Wiederrecht recorded her first hat trick of the season in the 5-1 win over the Captains last Friday — she scored her first goal just nine seconds into the contest.

Wiederrecht was named the MAC - Commonwealth Offensive Player of the Week.

Honorable Mentions

Teya Adams, Denison University, Jr., Goalkeeper (Rochester, New Hampshire)

During her 105 minutes in the cage for Denison University last weekend, Adams recorded 10 saves giving up only one goal. With Adams' help, Denison went 2-0 with a 2-1 win over Dickinson College and a 3-0 win over Elizabethtown College.

Jillian Hughes, Salisbury University, Jr., Defender (Andover, Massachusetts)

Hughes was named the MVP of the Connie Harnum Classic at Susquehanna University after No. 7 Salisbury University allowed only one goal in two games. Hughes anchored a defense that kept Kean University and Wilkes University at bay, leading to an undefeated opening weekend for the Sea Gulls.

Hughes was named the Capital Athletic Conference's Defensive Player of the Week.

Tyra Wingle, DeSales University, Fr., Forward (Branchville, New Jersey)

Wingle scored five goals in the first weekend of her collegiate career with DeSales University. She scored all three goals in the Bulldogs' 3-0 win over Moravian on Friday and scored two goals in their 4-1 win over Cedar Crest on Sunday.

Wingle was named the MAC - Freedom Offensive Player of the Week.