GILBERT, Ariz. — Noelle Frost, senior goalkeeper from No. 3 University of Maryland, and Kelsey Farkas, junior midfielder from Columbia University, 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
Noelle Frost, University of Maryland, Sr., Goalkeeper (Glenelg, Maryland)
Frost played an essential role for the No. 3 University of Maryland Terrapins this past week — she recorded two shutouts and a shootout win in a 3-0 week for the Terps. Last Wednesday, Frost recorded a shutout against Towson University. Then on Friday against No. 5 University of Virginia, Frost made six saves — including two in the double-overtime period — then stopped three of the Cavaliers' shootout attempts to lead the Terps to a 3-2 victory. She followed that performance with another shutout on Sunday against James Madison University where she recorded four saves during her 48 minutes in the cage.
Frost was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week.
NFHCA Division I Offensive Player of the Week
Kelsey Farkas, Columbia University, Jr., Midfielder (Ardmore, Pennsylvania)
Farkas totaled eight points in Columbia's 2-0 weekend — the Lions downed two ranked opponents in No. 25 Boston University and then-No. 24 University of Maine. Against BU, Farkas assisted on a goal and then scored the game-tying goal with less than a minute left in regulation to send Columbia into overtime — the Lions went on to win the game 4-3. She then followed that performance with two goals in Columbia's 3-2 win over the Black Bears, helping Columbia to its best start since 2010.
Farkas was named Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week with Clara Roth from Princeton University.
Lydia Sydnor, Villanova University, Sr., Forward (Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania)
Sydnor tallied 13 points last weekend for the Villanova University Wildcats. She scored four times and assisted once in Villanova's 8-3 win over Wagner College. Then on Sunday against the University of Pennsylvania, Sydnor tied the game twice to set Villanova up for the 3-2 win.
Sydnor was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week.
Corinne Zanolli, Stanford University, Jr., Forward (Newtown Square, Pennsylvania)
Zanolli had another big week for the No. 16 Stanford University Cardinal. In their four-game week, Zanolli recorded 13 points on six goals and one assist. She helped get Stanford on the board in their wins versus Brown University, No. 14 Harvard University, and the University of Vermont.
Zanolli was named the America East Co-Offensive Player of the Week with Finn Caron from the University of New Hampshire.