Baekers, Frost named Play Safe Turf & Track/NFHCA Division I National Players of the Week

Apr 21, 2021 | 2020-2021, Division I, News

BROCKPORT, N.Y. — Graduate student goalkeeper from No. 9 University of Maryland, Noelle Frost, and redshirt sophomore forward from No. 5 Northwestern University, Bente Baekers, 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, Gr., Goalkeeper (Glenwood, Maryland)

Last week in No. 9 University of Maryland’s two-game slate with conference rival, No. 8 Rutgers University, Frost averaged 7.5 saves helping to secure two wins. She made seven saves in Thursday’s 4-2 win and six in Saturday’s victory. Rutgers took seven shots in the fourth quarter Thursday and Frost made three saves to preserve the Terps’ 4-2 lead. In Saturday’s match, the Scarlet Knights had four penalty corners in the first seven minutes of the fourth quarter. Frost made three saves to hold them off.

Frost was named Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday.

Play Safe Turf & Track/NFHCA Division I Offensive Player of the Week

Bente Baekers, Northwestern University, RSo., Forward (Rijswijk, The Netherlands)

Baekers scored all three of No. 5 Northwestern University’s goals last weekend in a two-game sweep of No. 4 University of Iowa. On Thursday, she scored two goals in a 2-1 comeback victory for the Wildcats. Then on Saturday, she scored the only goal of the game to secure the shutout win for Northwestern.

She currently leads Northwestern in goals (10), assists (5), and points (25).

Baekers was named Big Ten Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday.

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