GILBERT, Ariz. — Veronica Green, senior goalkeeper from Susquehanna University, and Cayla Andrews, senior forward from No. 1 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
Veronica Green, Susquehanna University, Sr., Goalkeeper (Slatington, Pennsylvania)
Green had two impressive games for Susquehanna University last week as she faced 10 shots without allowing a goal. On Wednesday, against Cabrini University, Green made three saves to keep the Cavaliers off the board in her 30 minutes on the field. Then on Saturday against Landmark League foe, the University of Scranton, Green came up big, stopping all seven shots to secure the shutout for the River Hawks.
Green was named Landmark League Field Hockey Defensive Athlete 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 scored four goals, for eight points, in a pair of top-10 victories for No. 1 The College of New Jersey last week. On Tuesday, against New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) rival, No. 10 Rowan University, Andrews scored once in the Pride's 2-1 win. Then on Saturday, Andrews scored all three goals, including the overtime game winner, in TCNJ's 3-2 conference win over No. 9 Kean University.
Andrews was named New Jersey Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week. This is the second Play Safe Turf & Track/NFHCA Division III Offensive Player of the Week honor for Andrews so far this season.
Morgan Matthews, Western Connecticut State University, Jr., Forward (Bethel, Connecticut)
Matthews posted nine points last week for Western Connecticut State University. She opened the week scoring two goals, including the game-winner, and assisting on another in a 4-0 conference win over cross-state rival Eastern Connecticut State University. She then notched a goal and two assists in a 5-2 conference win over Bridgewater State University.
Matthews was named Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Week.