Gatehouse, Bangert named NFHCA Division II National Players of the Week

Sep 6, 2023 | 2023-2024, Division II, News

MANAHAWKIN, NJ  — Senior defender from No. 4 Kutztown University, Sarah Gatehouse, and junior forward from Newberry College, Tamsin Bangert, have been named this week’s NFHCA Division II Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week, respectively.

Senior goalkeeper from No. 7 Saint Anselm College, Mackenzie McConnell, and junior forward from No. 2 Shippensburg University, Tess Jedeloo, received honorable mention nods for Division II Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week, respectively, as well.

NFHCA Division II Defensive Player of the Week


Sarah Gatehouse, No. 4 Kutztown University, Sr., Defender (Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania)

  • In three games this past week, KU recorded three shutout victories and did not allow a single shot on goal.
  • Gatehouse also scored two goals and added two assists, her goal in the season-opening 2-0 win over New Haven last Thursday broke a scoreless tie in the 51st minute to propel Kutztown to the win.

NFHCA Division II Offensive Player of the Week


Tamsin Bangert, Newberry College, Jr., Forward (Johannesburg, Z.A.,)

  • Recorded a career-high four goals for the Wolves on six shots on goal to secure the 4-2 win over Adelphi on Friday.
  • She then added a fifth goal of the weekend in the 6-3 win over No. 10 Pace on Sunday.

NFHCA Division II Defensive Player of the Week Honorable Mention


Mackenzie McConnell, No. 7 Saint Anselm College, Sr., Goalkeeper (Concord Twp., Maine)

  • In two games against top-5 nationally ranked opponents, McConnell posted a .778 save percentage and recorded 14 total saves.
  • In the Hawks 2-1 OT upset victory over No. 3 West Chester, McConnell turned away six of the seven shots she faced against West Chester, earning the first victory of the 2023 campaign.

NFHCA Division II Offensive Player of the Week Honorable Mention


Tess Jedeloo, Shippensburg University, Jr., Forward (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

  • Totaled four goals and an assist as the Raiders dispatched No. 9 Mount Olive, 4-1, and then blanked Belmont Abbey, 6-0,
  • Against Belmont Abbey, Jedeloo recorded her first career hat-trick, scoring the game’s second, third and fourth goals. 

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