PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Three Little East Conference field hockey student-athletes earned national recognition for their respective performances for the week-ending October 28 from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) and Synapse Sports.
Fitchburg State junior Aislinn DeHorsey (Leominster, Mass.) was named the NFHCA Division III Defensive Player of the Week while earning a spot on the Synapse Sports Honor Roll after posting four saves defensive saves, while adding seven points on two goals and three assists in a 2-1 week for the Falcons. DeHorsey collected two assists and one defensive save in a 4-3 overtime setback to Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Tuesday before adding a goal and a pair of defensive stops in a 3-2 comeback win over Framingham State on Thursday.
Freshman Jess Hopkins (Chelmsford, Mass.) Hopkins helped Worcester State University go 3-0 last week with 0.34 goals against average and .917 save percentage, earning her NFHCA honorable mention for the week. She totaled seven saves over a pair of 2-0 non-conference victories against Mount Holyoke College and Clark University — she capped the week with a four-save effort in a 4-1 win over Plymouth State University.
Sophomore McKenzie Cormier (Hiram, Maine) earned a spot on the Synapse Sports Honor Roll after stopping each of the nine shots on goal she faced in a pair of conference shutout victories for Southern Maine to close the regular season. She needed to make just one save in a 3-0 win at UMass Dartmouth before stopping eight shots in a 1-0 win at Bridgewater State.