GILBERT, Ariz. - Nine players were named the recipients of the latest National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) High School Bi-Weekly Awards, it was announced on Thursday.
The awards honor one top performer in each region over a two-week period, with this week's selections based on play from Sept. 25-Oct. 8. Players were nominated by their own NFHCA-member coaches and the honorees were selected by a voting panel comprised of five coaches from each region, who voted only on their region's nominees.
The NFHCA High School Bi-Weekly award winners are listed below. The next bi-weekly awards will include games from Oct. 9-22 and will be announced on Oct. 26.
NFHCA High School Bi-Weekly Awards - Oct. 12
Maddie Mullaney (Fr.), Pingree High School
Mullaney totaled four goals and three assists to lead her team to a pair of victories last week. After posting a goal and two assists against Lexington Christian Academy, she notched three goals and an assist in a win over Winsor.
Abigail Neff (Sr.), Our Lady of Good Counsel (Maryland)
Neff posted four goals and three assists in a trio of one-goal victories for Our Lady of Good Counsel. She had a goal and an assist in 3-2 wins over both St. John's College and Bel Air, and then put up two goals and an assist in a 5-4 victory over St. Mary's Ryken. She scored overtime game-winners in two of the three contests.
Isabelle Perese (Jr.), Thomas Worthington (Ohio)
Perese made 15 saves and gave up just one goal over the course of three victories in the past two weeks. She had a pair of 1-0 shutout wins in that time, making three saves against Hudson and five versus Ann Arbor Pioneer. Perese also made seven stops in a 4-1 win over Olentangy Liberty.
New Jersey Region
No Nominations Submitted
New York Region
Zoe Shephard (Sr.), Cazenovia High School
Shephard compiled 10 goals and six assists to lead Cazenovia to victories in all six of its contests over the past two weeks. Her biggest outing came in a tight game against Baldwinsville on Saturday as Shephard had three goals and two assists and scored the game-winner in overtime for a 5-4 victory. She also had three goals in a win over Homer and two goals and an assist against both Port Byron and Weedsport.
Northern New England Region
Britney Gregoire (Sr.), Kennebunk High School (Maine)
Gregoire had 12 goals and three assists to lead her team to a 5-1 record over the last two weeks. She had all four of her team's goals in a 4-0 win over Sanford on Sept. 25, and two days later topped that with five goals in a 7-0 victory against Portland. She also put up a goal and three assists in a 5-0 win against Marshwood, and scored the game-winner in a 2-1 triumph over Thornton Academy.
Bridget Guinan (Sr.), Owen J. Roberts High School
Guinan accumulated 10 goals and an assist to help her team win all six of its contests over the last two weeks. She had three goals and an assist in a win over Norristown, and posted two goals in victories over Pope John Paul II, Boyertown and Lower Merion.
Reilly Bawcom (Sr.), Cape Henry Collegiate (Virginia)
Bawcom notched 23 saves in three contests in goal while also posting two shutouts over the last two weeks. The highlight came on Sept. 28 when Bawcom made eight saves to lead Cape Henry Collegiate to a 1-0 overtime victory against Hickory High School. She also had a shutout against Walsingham Academy, and kept her team in the game with 15 saves in a 2-0 loss to Norfolk Academy.
Southern New England Region
Jenna Deschamps (Jr.), Burrillville High School (Rhode Island)
Deschamps scored six goals and had two assists in four victories for Burrillville over the past two weeks. She excelled in a trio of one-goal wins, scoring three goals including the game-winner in a 4-3 triumph against Lincoln School on Oct. 2, notching the only goal in a 1-0 victory over South Kingstown on Oct. 5 and recording an assist on the game-winner in a 2-1 win over Pilgrim on Sept. 28.
Natalie Stone (Jr.), St. John's (Texas)
Stone had seven goals and three assists to help St. John's win all six of its contests over the last two weeks. She posted four games with multiple points, notching two goals in wins over both MICDS and Edwardsville, a goal and an assist against St. Agnes Academy and two assists versus Kincaid. She also scored a goal in a 2-1 win over Cor Jesu.