Wimmer, Curran named NFHCA Division I National Players of the Week

Nov 1, 2023 | 2023-2024, Division I, News

MANAHAWKIN, NJ  —  Junior goalkeeper from Columbia University, Katie Wimmer, and graduate student midfielder/forward from the College of William & Mary, Lauren Curran, have been named this week’s NFHCA Division I Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week, respectively.

Senior Goalkeeper from American University, Bryn Underwood, senior goalkeeper from No. 1 Northwestern University, Annabel Skubisz, and sophomore forward from Virginia Commonwealth University, Morena Macera, also received honorable mention nods for Division I Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week as well.

NFHCA Division I Defensive Player of the Week


Katie Wimmer, Columbia University, Jr., Goalkeeper (Windham, New Hampshire)

  • Named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week.
  • Made 34 saves in contests against Dartmouth and New Hampshire to go along with a 0.895 save percentage.
  • Recorded a career-high 23 saves at New Hampshire, the most by an Ivy League goalkeeper since at least 2009 and most by a Division I goalkeeper this season.

NFHCA Division I Offensive Player of the Week


Lauren Curran, The College of William & Mary, Gr., Midfielder/Forward (Media, Pennsylvania)

  • Led William & Mary to a 2-0 week, recording eight points on four goals.
  • Tallied her first career hat trick in a win over Queens (N.C.), marking the first hat trick by a Tribe player since 2018.
  • Extended her goal-scoring streak to four games, tallying one against Richmond.
  • Has recorded 14 points in the past four games.

NFHCA Division I Defensive Player of the Week Honorable Mention


Bryn Underwood, American University, Senior, Goalkeeper (Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania)

  • Recorded her third shutout of the season, stopping all five shots against Boston University to clinch the Patriot League regular-season title.
  • Made three third-quarter saves to help keep the Terriers scoreless.
  • Leads the Patriot League with a 1.22 goals-against average.

NFHCA Division I Defensive Player of the Week Honorable Mention


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

  • Made seven saves and held then No. 7 Maryland to one goal in 5-1 win for Northwestern, as the Wildcats clinched the B1G regular-season title.
  • Leads the NCAA with a 0.52 goals-against average and .859 save percentage.

NFHCA Division I Offensive Player of the Week Honorable Mention


Morena Macera, Virginia Commonwealth University, So., Midfielder (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

  • Led VCU in recording two goals and two assists last weekend in a pair of wins.
  • Tallied a goal and two assists in VCU’s 3-1 win over Richmond, helping the Rams clinch the No. 3 seed in the A-10 Championship.
  • Scored a goal in the Rams’ dominant 6-1 victory over Central Michigan.

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.