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Field Hockey Athletes of the Week: October 29, 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 for the second time this season after scoring the game-winning goal and assisting on another as the Spartans recorded a 5-4 double-overtime win over defending champion Keene State to secure Castleton's first-ever regular season championship as a Little East member. Her game-winning tally was unassisted just 27 seconds into the second overtime period.  Wells is fifth in the LEC in goals (16) and sixth in the league in points (38).

Defensive Player of the Week

Aislinn DeHorsey (Fitchburg State) – Junior – Forward/Midfield – Leominster, Mass.
DeHorsey was named LEC Defensive Player of the Week leading after contributing on both ends of the field last week, helping lead the Falcons to a pair of conference victories as she totaled four defensive saves while tallying two goals and three assists. DeHorsey notched two defensive saves and scored one goal in a 3-2 come-from-behind win over Framingham State before making a defensive stop while scoring one goal and setting up another in a 3-0 victory over Westfield State. She started the week with two assists and one defensive save in a 4-3 setback against WPI. DeHorsey now leads the LEC with eight defensive saves this season to go with her nine goals and nine assists.

Goalkeeper/Rookie of the Week

Jess Hopkins (Worcester State) – Freshman – Chelmsford, Mass.
Hopkins was named the LEC Goalkeeper of the Week and Rookie of the Week for the second time this season after going 3-0 with a 0.34 goals against average and .917 save percentage for the Lancers last week. She totaled seven saves over a pair of 2-0 non-conference victories over Mount Holyoke and Clark, and capped the week with a four-save effort in a 4-1 win over Plymouth State. Hopkins is now 13-6 this season with a 1.76 goals against average and .701 save percentage. Her goals against average is second-best in the LEC this season.