Skubisz, Gladieux named NFHCA Division I National Players of the Week

Oct 25, 2023 | 2023-2024, Division I, News

MANAHAWKIN, NJ  —  Senior goalkeeper from No 1. Northwestern University, Annabel Skubisz, and senior forward from No. 15 Pennsylvania State University, Sophia Gladieux, have been named this week’s NFHCA Division I Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week, respectively.

Fifth-year goalkeeper from Appalachian State University, Addie Clark, also received an honorable mention nod for Division I Defensive Player of the Week as well.

NFHCA Division I Defensive Player of the Week


Annabel Skubisz, No. 1 Northwestern University, Sr., Goalkeeper (Houston, Texas)

  • Named B1G Defensive Player of the Week.
  • Recorded her sixth-straight shutout with eight saves against No. 15 Penn State.
  • Extended shutout streak to 366:37 minutes at No. 3 Rutgers before allowing first goal since Sept. 22.
  • Turned away three penalty-shootout attempts in a 2-1 win over Rutgers as Northwestern claimed a share of the B1G Championship.

NFHCA Division I Offensive Player of the Week


Sophia Gladieux, No. 15 Pennsylvania State University, Sr., Forward (Boyertown, Pennsylvania)

  • Named B1G Offensive Player of the Week.
  • Scored both goals in No. 15 Penn State’s 2-1 come-from-behind win over then No. 5 Iowa.
  • Leads the B1G with seven goals and 15 points in conference play.

NFHCA Division I Defensive Player of the Week Honorable Mention


Addie Clark, Appalachian State University, Fifth Year, Goalkeeper (Louisville, Kentucky)

  • Named MAC Defensive Player of the Week.
  • Saved 20 total shots and allowed just one goal in wins over Ball State and then No. 8 Louisville, the Mountaineers’ highest ranked win in program history.
  • Recorded her third shutout of the season – and 13th in her career – in the victory over Ball State.

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.