Bolton, Spieker named NFHCA Division I National Players of the Week

Oct 13, 2021 | 2021-2022, Division I, News

BROCKPORT, N.Y. — Senior goalkeeper from No. 2 University of Michigan, Anna Spieker, and senior forward from No. 9 Liberty University, Jill Bolton, have been named this week’s NFHCA Division I Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week, respectively.

NFHCA Division I Defensive Player of the Week


Anna Spieker, No. 2 University of Michigan, Sr., Goalkeeper (Berlin, Germany)

  • Posted 12 saves in the Wolverine’s two wins over top-ten opponents
  • Tallied a season-best nine saves against No. 6 Northwestern University, including four in the final 30 seconds of regulation
  • Notched three saves in overtime versus the Wildcats to help secure the conference win
  • Recorded three saves in the 2-1 win over No. 4 University of Louisville
  • Named Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week

NFHCA Division I Offensive Player of the Week


Jill Bolton, No. 9 Liberty University, Sr., Forward (Souderton, Pennsylvania)

  • Tallied 10 points on five goals this past weekend in shutout wins against conference-rival Villanova University and No. 10 University of North Carolina
  • Recorded her fourth-career hat trick against Villanova on Friday
  • Scored twice in Liberty’s 4-0 win over UNC, including the game winner
  • Recorded a defensive save in the third period against the Tar Heels
  • Set program records in points and goals this weekend
  • Named Big East Conference Offensive Player of the Week

The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) is a nonprofit organization serving field hockey coaches and supporters of the game from across the United States. The mission of the organization is to champion, strengthen, and celebrate field hockey coaches and the game. The NFHCA strives to cultivate and recognize the professional contributions of its membership and to foster and promote the growth of the sport. The NFHCA is responsible for providing a recognizable presence and voice in regard to legislation affecting the sport as well as interscholastic and intercollegiate programs.