PROVIDENCE, R.I.- With two big road wins against ranked opponents, No. 7 Connecticut earned offensive and defensive honors in the third week of BIG EAST field hockey awards. Connecticut’s Marie Elena Bolles was named Offensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week, while Connecticut’s Sarah Mansfield earned Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Bolles scored both goals in a 2-1 win over No. 15 Michigan. The junior forward also scored once in a 2-1 win against No. 21 Albany. Her six-point performance last weekend made Bolles the league’s leader in goals with six and points with 15. She is also the league’s only player to average more than one goal per game at 1.2 goals-per-game.
Mansfield recorded 14 total saves in two 2-1 wins over No. 15 Michigan and No. 21 Albany for the Huskies. The 2010 BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year has a save percentage of .880, allowing just three goals in five games. All three goals came against ranked opponents.
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
Erin Conrad, Louisville, Sr., GK
Recorded 19 saves in three games, including one shutout.
Kayla Kenney, Villanova, Fr., M
Tallied seven points in two games to earn her first career points.
Becca Maddock, Louisville, So., F
Scored two goals and had one assist in a 2-1 week for the Cardinals.
Emma Russell, Syracuse, Fr., M/F
Assisted on the game-winning goal against No. 24 New Hampshire, and scored one goal in a 2-0 win against Boston University.
Henni Tietze, Providence, So., B
Helped limit opponents to just two goals in a 2-0 week for the Friars, as well as recording five points.