Updated BIG EAST Field Hockey Notes and Statistics
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- The only undefeated teams in Division I field hockey, No. 2 Syracuse and No. 5 Connecticut earned BIG EAST field hockey weekly honors. Connecticut’s Chloe Hunnable was named BIG EAST Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week. Syracuse’s Leann Stiver earned BIG EAST Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Hunnable was tabbed for offensive honors after recording a game-winning goal and a game-winning assist last weekend. The sophomore forward scored twice, including the winning goal in double overtime to give the Huskies a 3-2 win over No. 16 New Hampshire. The 2011 BIG EAST Field Hockey Rookie of the Year also dished out the winning assist in a 1-0 win over Villanova.
Stiver earned defensive accolades after shutting out BIG EAST opponent Rutgers 6-0, and No. 3 Princeton 2-0. The senior goalie had six saves against the top scoring offense in the country in Princeton. The shutout win against the Tigers is the second for Stiver against a top 5 opponent, with a 1-0 victory over then-No. 2 North Carolina on Sept. 1.
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
Erin Conrad, Louisville, Sr., GK
Conrad recorded seven saves in a 2-0 week for the Cardinals.
Alex Diekmann, Villanova, Jr., GK
Diekmann allowed just one goal in the Wildcats’ 1-0 loss to No. 5 Connecticut.
Steph Guglielmo, Providence, So., F/M
Guglielmo scored one goal in the Friars’ comeback effort against No. 22 Boston College.
Leonie Geyer, Syracuse, Jr., M
Geyer posted four points including one goal at No. 3 Princeton to help extend Syracuse to 9-0.
Amber Thomas, Louisville, Sr., F
Thomas netted two goals in a 6-1 victory over Kent State, and one goal in a 4-2 comeback victory over Georgetown.