GILBERT, Ariz. — Noelle Frost, senior goalkeeper from No. 2 University of Maryland, and Annick van Lange, sophomore forward from No. 25 Monmouth University, have been named this week's Play Safe Turf & Track/NFHCA Division I Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week, respectively.
Play Safe Turf & Track/NFHCA Division I Defensive Player of the Week
Noelle Frost, University of Maryland, Sr., Goalkeeper (Glenelg, Maryland)
Last week, Frost allowed just one goal in over 154 minutes of play against two top-five opponents. Against then-No. 5 Northwestern University on Thursday, Frost held the Wildcats to just one goal forcing the game to double overtime — a contest the Terps would win 2-1. Then on Sunday, she posted three integral saves — including one on a penalty stroke — to preserve a 2-0 shutout over No. 3 University of Connecticut.
Frost was named Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week. This is her second Play Safe Turf & Track/NFHCA Division I Defensive Player of the Week honor this season.
Play Safe Turf & Track/NFHCA Division I Offensive Player of the Week
Annick van Lange, Monmouth University, So., Forward (Sint-Job, Belgium)
Van Lange posted nine points last week with the No. 25 Monmouth University Hawks. On Friday, in Monmouth's 5-1 conference win over the University of New Hampshire, van Lange scored twice and assisted once. Then on Sunday against Rider University, she netted two goals in the Hawks' 5-1 win. Van Lange now ranks 10th nationally in goals-per-game.
Van Lange was named America East Offensive Player of the Week.