GILBERT, Ariz. — Allyson Osborne, junior goalkeeper from Hartwick College, and Cayla Andrews, senior forward from No. 3 The College of New Jersey, have been named this week's Play Safe Turf & Track/NFHCA Division III Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week, respectively.
Play Safe Turf & Track/NFHCA Division III Defensive Player of the Week
Allyson Osborne, Hartwick College, Jr., Goalkeeper (Nottingham, Pennsylvania)
Osborne's performance last week helped Hartwick College put up back-to-back shutouts. Against SUNY Oswego on Wednesday, Osborne made five saves to secure the 6-0 win. Then, on Saturday against Houghton College, Osbourne kept a clean sheet in regulation to take her team to overtime. She made seven saves in the two extra periods to force the game to penalty shootouts where she shut down three Houghton attempts to seal the 1-0 win.
Osborne was named the Empire 8 Defensive Player of the Week.
Play Safe Turf & Track/NFHCA Division III Offensive Player of the Week
Cayla Andrews, The College of New Jersey, Sr., Forward (Hackettstown, New Jersey)
Andrews tallied nine points last week for No. 3 The College of New Jersey. She scored a pair of goals and added an assist in the Lions' 6-0 win over Gwynedd Mercy University. Against No. 4 Salisbury University, Andrews again scored a pair of goals — including her fourth game-winning goal of the season — to help secure the 4-2 win for TCNJ. With her recent performance, Andrews now leads the nation in goals per game and points per game.
Andrews was named New Jersey Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week.
Claire Fitzpatrick, Williams College, Jr., Forward (Longmeadow, Massachusetts)
Fitzpatrick scored at least one goal in every game to lead No. 12 Williams College to a 3-0 week. Her biggest goal came at No. 17 Trinity College, where she notched a fourth-quarter, game-winning goal that gave the Ephs the 1-0 conference win. She rounded out her week with a goal in Williams' 5-0 win over Smith College and two goals in a 4-0 win over previously unbeaten St. John Fisher College.
Fitzpatrick was named the New England Small College Athletic Conference Player of the Week.
Megan March, FDU-Florham, Jr., Goalkeeper (Glen Burnie, Maryland)
March went 2-0 last week, making 11 saves while allowing no goals for FDU-Florham. In a 6-0 win over Drew University, the junior made five saves. She followed that performance with six stops in a 2-0 win over Union College.
March was named the MAC Freedom Defensive Player of the Week.