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Field Hockey Athletes of the Week: September 24, 2018

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Offensive Player of the Week

Sarah Wells (Castleton) – Senior – Forward – Bellows Falls, Vt.
Wells was named LEC Offensive Player of the Week after scoring two goals and assisting on three others in a 2-0 week for the Spartans, making her the first LEC weekly award recipient in program history. She assisted on all three of Castleton's goals in a 3-1 non-conference win at Colby-Sawyer before scoring a pair of goals in a 4-2 conference victory over Eastern Connecticut. Wells is tied for fifth in the LEC in goals (five) and is tied for sixth in total points (13).

Defensive Player of the Week

Hailey Beaupre (Keene State) – Junior – Back – Dayville, Conn.
Beaupre was named LEC Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Owls backline during a 2-1 week, with both wins coming in conference play. She notched a defensive save to help lead Keene State to a 2-1 win over Southern Maine, and added her second defensive stop of the week against No. 18 Trinity (Conn.). Wells is now tied for the league lead in defensive saves with three.

Goalkeeper of the Week

Neve Manion (Western Connecticut) – Sophomore – Newington, Conn.
Manion was named LEC Goalkeeper of the Week for the second consecutive week after totaling 11 saves while posting a 1.50 goals against average and a .786 save percentage in a 2-0 week for the Colonials, both of which were conference victories. She totaled seven saves in a 2-1 conference win at Bridgewater State before totaling four stops in a 3-2 win over Plymouth State. Manion is now 5-3 this season, and leads the LEC in both goals against average (1.01) and save percentage (.867). Her 52 saves are fourth-most in the league.

Rookie of the Week 

Allie Giguere (Westfield State) – Freshman – Forward – Lynn, Mass.
Giguere was named LEC Rookie of the Week after scoring the game-winning goal and assisting on two others in the Owls' 4-3 conference win at UMass Dartmouth. She now had three goals and two assists for eight points through the first nine games of her collegiate career.