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Field Hockey Athletes of the Week: October 1, 2018

field hockey athletes of the week for October 1, 2018

Offensive Player of the Week

Samantha Hayes (Bridgewater State) – Senior – Midfield – Norwood, Mass.
Hayes was named LEC Offensive Player of the Week after scoring six goals, including two game-winners, and assisting on four others for 16 total points in a 3-0 week for the Bears. After assisting on a goal in a 2-1 win over Worcester State, the senior potted three goals and assisted on two others in a 5-2 non-conference win over Anna Maria. She capped the week with her second straight hat trick and with one assist in a 5-3 conference triumph at Salem State. Hayes now ranks third in the LEC in goals (12) and total points (28) this season.

Defensive Player of the Week

Megan Ryan (Castleton) – Junior – Midfield – Middlesex, Vt.
Ryan was named LEC Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Owls backline in a pair of conference victories this week. She had a key defensive save, her first of the season in a 5-2 win over Plymouth State to start the week before leading the defensive effort in a 7-0 win at UMass Dartmouth.

Goalkeeper of the Week

Tashia Pashby-Rockwood (Castleton) – Junior – Williston, Vt.
Pashby-Rockwood was named LEC Goalkeeper of the Week for the first time this season after going 2-0 with a 1.00 goals against average and .857 save percentage after stopping 12 of the 14 shots on goal she faced. Pashby-Rockwood had three saves in a 5-2 win over Plymouth State before posting a nine-save shutout victory at UMass Dartmouth Saturday. She is now 7-2 in goal this season with a 2.56 goals against average and .697 save percentage. Her two shutouts are the most in the LEC so far this season.

Rookie of the Week

Morgan Sanson (Eastern Connecticut) – Junior – Forward – Thomaston, Conn.
Sanson, who is in her first collegiate season and is additionally a member of Eastern's softball team, was named LEC Rookie of the Week after scoring the game-winning goal five minutes into the first overtime period to cap the Warriors 4-3 come-from-behind conference victory over Plymouth State. She set up the first of Eastern's four unanswered goals in the 52nd-minute as the Warriors overcame a 3-0 halftime deficit to pull out the victory. Sanson now leads Eastern with four goals and two assists for 10 points this season.