Zivojnovic, Ramsey named NFHCA Division I National Players of the Week

Sep 27, 2023 | 2023-2024, Division I, News

MANAHAWKIN, NJ  —  Sophomore defender from No. 3 Northwestern University, Maja Zivojnovic, and senior midfielder from No. 20 Cornell University, Caroline Ramsey, have been named this week’s NFHCA Division I Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week, respectively.

Senior goalkeeper from No. 4 Duke University, Piper Hampsch, sophomore forward from Ball State University, Fleur Knopert, and junior midfielder from No. 6 Rutgers University, Guillermina Causarano, all received honorable mention nods for Division I Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week, respectively, as well.

NFHCA Division I Defensive Player of the Week


Maja Zivojnovic, No. 3 Northwestern, So., Defender (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

  • Became the first Northwestern player to record a hat trick this season in the Wildcats’ 4-0 win over Princeton at Lakeside Field.
  • Scored all three goals off penalty corners and tallied a defensive save as No. 3 Northwestern notched its sixth shutout of the year.
  • Ranks second on the team with seven goals.

NFHCA Division I Offensive Player of the Week


Caroline Ramsey, No. 20 Cornell University, Sr., Midfielder (Morristown, New Jersey)

  • Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week.
  • Became Cornell’s all-time leading goal scorer in a massive 2-0 weekend for the Big Red, registering seven goals and two assists for 16 points in wins over Dartmouth and Sacred Heart.
  • Added a defensive save and was credited with both game-winning goals as the Big Red improved its win streak to four games and moved to 2-0 in Ivy play.
  • In a 6-1 win over Dartmouth, touched five of the team’s six points with three goals and two assists.
  • Tied for the third-most points in a game in school history, which is one away from the record, while her three goals matched a career best and placed her sixth at Cornell.
  • Surpassed the record of 42 goals set by Krysten Mayers ’18, ending the weekend with 44.

NFHCA Division I Defensive Player of the Week Honorable Mention


Piper Hampsch, No. 4 Duke University, Sr., Goalkeeper (Hopedale, Massachusetts)

  • Had an outstanding weekend, collecting 11 saves, allowing three goals and garnering two top-15 victories.
  • Sports a 1.07 goals against average and a .750 save percentage this season.
  • Named ACC Defensive Player of the Week for the second straight week.

NFHCA Division I Offensive Player of the Week Honorable Mention


Fleur Knopert, Ball State University, So., Forward (Raalte, Netherlands)

  • Scored six goals in two wins this past weekend.
  • Reigning MAC Offensive Player of the Week.
  • Scored three goals in a 5-0 victory against Lindenwood as she helped Ball State to its fifth-straight win for the first time since 2006.

NFHCA Division I Offensive Player of the Week Honorable Mention


Guillermina Causarano, No. 6 Rutgers University, Jr., Forward (Salta, Argentina)

  • Netted three unassisted goals in Rutgers’ 4-2 road victory against 17th-ranked UMass-Amherst on September 24.
  • Scored on all three shots taken against the Minutewomen.
  • Broke a 1-1 tie with first-half goals scored seven minutes apart, then added a third tally early in the fourth quarter.
  • Her performance helped No. 6 Rutgers improve to 9-0 while matching a program record for road wins in a season (8).

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.