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Field Hockey Athletes of the Week: October 8, 2018

field hockey athletes of the week for October 8, 2018

Offensive Player of the Week

Olivia Antonelli (Worcester State) – Junior – Forward – Westford, Mass.
Antonelli was named LEC Offensive Player of the Week after totaling two goals and four assists for eight points in a 3-0 week for the Lancers. She scored one goal in a 3-1 conference win over Keene State to start the week before scoring one goal and assisting on two others in a 5-1 win over Anna Maria and capping the week with two more helpers in a 4-1 LEC victory over Eastern Connecticut. Antonelli now has nine goals and five assists for 23 points this season, placing her sixth in the LEC in each category.

Defensive Player of the Week

Chloe Gladu (Fitchburg State) – Sophomore – Back – North Reading, Mass.
Gladu was named LEC Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Falcons to a 3-0 record that week, in which they allowed just two goals and posted a 3-0 shutout against UMass Dartmouth. Her defensive save against the Corsairs in the 31st-minute helped preserve the shutout. Fitchburg State also notched a 2-1 non-conference win at Rivier and a 2-1 LEC victory over Southern Maine.

Goalkeeper/Rookie of the Week

Jess Hopkins (Worcester State) – Freshman – Chelmsford, Mass.
Hopkins was named LEC Goalkeeper of the Week and LEC Rookie of the Week for the first time this season after going 3-0 in the cage with a 0.73 goals against average and a .867 save percentage for the Lancers, stopping 13 of the 15 shots on goal she faced over 192:18. She turned away eight shots on goal in a 3-1 conference won over Keene State, had one save an no goals against over 52:18 of a 5-1 non-conference win over Anna Maria and registered four stops in a 4-1 LEC victory over Eastern Connecticut. Hopkins is now 7-5 this season with a 2.27 goals against average and a .690 save percentage.