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

Apr 28, 2021 | 2020-2021, Division III, News

BROCKPORT, N.Y. — Senior defender, Katelyn Slomba, and senior forward, Bre Socker, both from St. John Fisher College, 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


Katelyn Slomba, St. John Fisher College, Sr., Defender (Chaffee, New York)

Slomba played a key role in St. John Fisher College’s championship-winning weekend. She led a defensive unit that posted back-to-back shutouts over the weekend in wins over Nazareth College and Hartwick College.

Slomba was named Empire 8 Defensive Player of the Week and was named to the All-Empire 8 Second Team on Monday. This is Socker’s second Division III Offensive Player of the Week honor this season.

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


Bre Socker, St. John Fisher College, Sr., Forward (Liverpool, New York)

Socker scored six of St. John Fisher College’s seven goals last week to earn 2021 Empire 8 Spring Field Hockey Championship Tournament Most Valuable Player honors, as the Cardinals won their second league title in program history. On Friday, Socker tied an Empire 8 single-game record and set St. John Fisher’s mark with a five-goal outburst in the E8 semifinals versus Nazareth College. Socker scored the lone goal in Sunday’s 1-0 win over Hartwick College in the league championship. Socker finished the year with 16 goals and 36 points in just six games played.

Socker was named Empire 8 Offensive Player of the Week, Player of the Year, and selected to the All-Empire 8 First Team on Monday.

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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.