Tello, Hill named NFHCA Division III National Players of the Week
MANAHAWKIN, NJ — Junior goalkeeper from Lasell University, Courtney Tello, and graduate student forward from No. 2 Babson College, Jackie Hill, have been named this week’s NFHCA Division III Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week, respectively.
Senior goalkeeper from Plymouth State University, Kayla Antonucci, and junior midfielder from No. 1 Middlebury College, Amy Griffin, also received honorable mention nods for Division III Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week, respectively, as well.
NFHCA Division III Defensive Player of the Week
Courtney Tello, Lasell University, Jr., Goalkeeper (Nashua, New Hampshire)
- Named GNAC Defensive Player of the Week – her fifth such honor this season.
- Collected 14 saves in a 2-0 week for Lasell, earning shutouts in both victories, including in the quarterfinal matchup against Saint Joseph’s (Maine).
- 1st in GNAC in save percentage, second in Division III in save percentage, and third in Division III in goals against average.
NFHCA Division III Offensive Player of the Week
Jackie Hill, No. 2 Babson College, Gr., Forward (Franklin, New Hampshire)
- Named NEWMAC Offensive Player of the Week.
- Erupted for seven goals as No. 2 Babson closed out the regular season with a pair of shutout wins.
- Recorded her first career hat trick against the University of New England.
- Scored a career-high four goals, including three in the first half, as the Beavers finished NEWMAC play unbeaten with a victory at Mount Holyoke.
NFHCA Division III Defensive Player of the Week Honorable Mention
Kayla Antonucci, Plymouth State University, Sr., Goalkeeper (Windham, New Hampshire)
- Named LEC Goalkeeper of the Week.
- Posted a 0.99 goals against average and a .909 save percentage to help Plymouth State to a pair of conference wins.
- Stopped all 12 shots she faced in 2-0 win over Eastern Connecticut for her third shutout of the season.
NFHCA Division III Offensive Player of the Week Honorable Mention
Amy Griffin, No. 1 Middlebury College, Jr., Midfielder (Wilmette, Illinois)
- Factored into six of Middlebury’ss nine goals in a 2-0 week, helping the Panthers secure the top seed of the NESCAC Championship and advance to the semifinals.
- Payed a role in all three tallies in 3-0 win over Williams, assisting on the first, before scoring the final two markers.
- Recorded her third career hat trick in a 6-1 quarterfinal win over Trinity.
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 association is to champion, strengthen, and celebrate field hockey coaches and the game. The NFHCA strives to be the organization that every field hockey coach looks to for the resources to grow in the game and the inspiration to stay in the game.