Glatz, Matson named NFHCA Division I National Players of the Week

Nov 10, 2021 | 2021-2022, Division I, News

BROCKPORT, N.Y. — Senior goalkeeper from No. 1 Rutgers University, Gianna Glatz, and senior forward from No. 8 University of North Carolina, Erin Matson, 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


Gianna Glatz, No. 1 Rutgers University, Sr., Goalkeeper (Medford, New Jersey)

  • Led the Scarlet Knights to back-to-back-to-back victories, earning their first Big Ten Conference Championship and their first-ever number-one ranking going into the NCAA postseason
  • Recorded 10 saves over the conference-championship weekend, allowing only two goals
  • Made three saves on Thursday in a quarterfinal contest against Indiana University
  • Added three more saves in a semifinal win over No. 4 Penn State University
  • Made four saves and recorded a shutout in the Big Ten Conference final against No. 2 University of Michigan to secure the history-making win
  • Named to the Big Ten Conference All-Tournament team

NFHCA Division I Offensive Player of the Week


Erin Matson, No. 8 University of North Carolina, Sr., Forward (Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania)

  • Set an ACC Field Hockey Championship scoring record with 14 points on six goals and two assists while leading the No. 8 Tar Heels to their 24th overall and fifth-consecutive tournament title
  • Opened the tournament with two goals and an assist in a 3-2 overtime win over No. 22 Wake Forest University
  • Scored three second-quarter goals in a span of just 12 minutes and assisted on the Tar Heels’ final goal in Friday’s 4-1 win over host No. 10 Syracuse University
  • Completed the weekend with the lone goal in Sunday’s 1-0 championship game win over No. 13 University of Virginia
  • Named ACC Tournament Most Valuable Player

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.