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

Nov 10, 2022 | 2022-2023, Division II, News

Photo Credit: Chris Sponagle/Kutztown University, John Byrum Photography 

GENEVA, N.Y. — Junior defender from No. 1 Kutztown University, Sarah Gatehouse, and sophomore forward from No. 8 Converse University, Lotte Kanters, have been named this week’s NFHCA Division II Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week sponsored by ScoreBreak, respectively.

NFHCA Division II Defensive Player of the Week


Sarah Gatehouse, No. 1 Kutztown University, Jr., Defender (Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania)

  • Led Kutztown to an unbeaten week, including two shutout victories against then-No. 1 East Stroudsburg University and Slippery Rock University
  • Anchored a Kutztown defense in the 1-0 victory vs then-No. 1 East Stroudsburg
  • Anchored a Kutztown defense in the 3-0 win vs Slippery Rock University
  • Kutztown has allowed just one goal in the last seven games and ranks second in the NCAA for goals allowed per game (.78)
  • Named PSAC Defensive Athlete of the Week

NFHCA Division II Offensive Player of the Week​


Lotte Kanters, No. 8 Converse University, So., Forward (Loosdrecht, Netherlands)

  • Scored three goals on 10 shot attempts in the 2-0 week for Converse
  • Scored two game-winning goals, including a stroke, in back-to-back wins vs Newberry College and Belmont Abbey College
  • Leads the nation in goals per game (3.43)
  • Named SAC 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.