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

Oct 12, 2022 | 2022-2023, Division I, News

Photo Credit: Dustin Satloff/Rutgers Athletics and University of North Carolina Athletics

GENEVA, N.Y. — Junior defender from No. 20 Rutgers University, Iris Langejans, and senior forward from No.1 University of North Carolina, Erin Matson, have been named this week’s NFHCA Division I Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week sponsored by ScoreBreak, respectively. The performance of Dartmouth College senior goalkeeper, Hatley Post, merited an honorable mention.

NFHCA Division I Defensive Player of the Week


Iris Langejans, No. 20 Rutgers University, Jr., Defender (Almelo, The Netherlands)

  • Anchored Rutger’s defensive efforts in the 2-1 victory vs No. 3 Northwestern University
  • Scored a goal on a penalty stroke to put Rutgers up 2-0
  • Held Northwestern to one goal, tying for their second lowest output of the season and just the third time this year
  • Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week

NFHCA Division I Offensive Player of the Week


Erin Matson, No. 1 University of North Carolina, Sr., Forward (Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania)

  • Scored three goals as the No. 1 Tar Heels went 2-0 on the weekend against ranked teams
  • Scored one goal in the 4-3 ACC victory vs No. 19 Boston College
  • Scored the first two goals in the 3-0 victory vs then-No. 12 University of Connecticut
  • Tied the ACC’s all-time scoring record with 306 points
  • Marks Matson’s fifth multi-goal game this season
  • Leads the ACC with goals, goals per game, points, and points per game
  • Named ACC Offensive Player of the Week

Honorable Mention


Hatley Post, Dartmouth College, Sr., Goalkeeper (Houston, Texas)

  • Made a career-high 19 saves against No. 8 Princeton University, allowing just one goal
  • Post’s 19 saves are the most in Division I this season
  • Became just the second Ivy League student-athlete to stop that many shots in one game in over 13 seasons
  • Marked the fewest goals allowed by Dartmouth at Princeton since 1990
  • Named Ivy League Defensive 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.