Nolan, Pickul named Play Safe Turf & Track/NFHCA Division III National Players of the Week

Mar 31, 2021 | 2020-2021, Division III, News

BROCKPORT, N.Y. — Lauren Pickul, sophomore goalkeeper from Montclair State University, and Brianna Nolan, junior midfielder from the Eastern Connecticut State University, have been named this week’s Play Safe Turf & Track/NFHCA Division III Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week, respectively.

Play Safe Turf & Track/NFHCA Division III Defensive Player of the Week


Lauren Pickul, Montclair State University, So., Goalkeeper (Audubon, New Jersey)

Pickul picked up 11 saves in Montclair State University’s first win of the season over conference rival Stockton University. On Saturday, the sophomore goalkeeper faced 16 shots and allowed only one goal to help secure the 2-1 overtime win.

Pickul was named New Jersey Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

Play Safe Turf & Track/NFHCA Division II Offensive Player of the Week


Brianna Nolan, Eastern Connecticut State University, Jr., Midfielder (Watertown, Connecticut)

Nolan had a hand in each one of Eastern State Connecticut University’s goals in their 3-2 overtime victory against conference rival Keene State College last week. To start the scoring, Nolan assisted on ECSU’s first goal of the game, she then scored to put the Warriors ahead 2-1. Four minutes and forty-six seconds into overtime, Nolan scored the game winner to secure Eastern Connecticut’s first win of the season.

Nolan was named the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday.

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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 stimulate the professional development of coaching leadership within the sport of field hockey. 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.