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BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Boston University won two of the four Patriot League Field Hockey weekly honors when the League office announced them on Monday. American and Lehigh collected one apiece.

Boston University sophomore back Payton Anderson was named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year after combining for four goals in two games last week, including a hat trick in the Terriers’ 5-2 win over No. 23 Maine. BU senior goalkeeper Caroline Kelly was the Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week after making 12 saves in a win against the Black Bears.

Lehigh junior midfielder Julia Gatelein was named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week for her performance in the Mountain Hawks’ 3-0 shutout win over Holy Cross on Saturday.

American freshman defender Lotta Curanz received Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors after recording two assists and a defensive save in the Eagles’ 3-2 win over Bucknell.

American senior defender Charllene Boshoff, junior goalkeeper Bryn Underwood, Boston University junior midfielder Thalia Steenssens, Bucknell sophomore forward Lily Neilson, Lafayette senior forward Molly McAndrew and senior defender Simone Hefting, Lehigh senior midfielder Sarah Bonthuis and senior goalkeeper Maddie Kahn all received honorable mentions for their performances last week.

PATRIOT LEAGUERS AMONG NCAA LEADERS

*Bucknell senior forward Mackenzie Kile is fifth in NCAA DI with 0.79 assists per game. Her 11 assists lead the Patriot League.
*Bison sophomore forward Lily Neilson is 13th in the nation averaging 0.81 goals per game. She leads the Patriot League with 13 goals.
*Holy Cross junior midfielder/defender Haley Davis is third in NCAA DI with eight defensive saves. Colgate junior defender Rachel Alderfer and Lafayette’s Hefting are tied for eighth with four defensive saves.
*American junior goalkeeper Bryn Underwood is fourth in the nation with a 0.818 save percentage and 17th in NCAA DI with 5.79 saves per game. Lehigh senior goalkeeper Maddie Kahn is 16th with 5.81 saves per game.
*American sophomore midfielder Federica Turina Dellamaggiore is 21st in the NCAA with 1.79 points per game, with Lehigh senior midfielder Sarah Bonthuis and Bucknell’s Neilson 25th with 1.69 points per game.

2022 Patriot League Field Hockey Standings (through Oct. 24)











School PL PL Pct. Overall Overall Pct.
Boston University* 4-1 .800 8-7 .533
American* 4-2 .667 8-6 .571
Lehigh* 3-2 .600 10-6 .625
Bucknell* 3-2 .600 5-11 .312
Holy Cross 2-3 .400 6-9 .400
Lafayette 2-3 .400 6-11 .353
Colgate 0-5 .000 3-14 .176

*Clinched a berth in the Patriot League Championship
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PATRIOT LEAGUE FIELD HOCKEY OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Payton Anderson, Boston University, So., Defender, Christchurch, New Zealand/Burnside

*Anderson scored four goals on five shots through two games to help Boston University go 1-1, including a victory over No. 23 Maine.
*She recorded her first career hat trick in the Terriers’ 5-2 victory over the No. 23 Black Bears on Tuesday.
*Anderson also scored Boston University’s lone goal in a loss against No. 21 Boston College on Sunday.

PATRIOT LEAGUE FIELD HOCKEY DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Julia Gatelein, Lehigh, Jr., Midfielder, Haddon Heights, N.J./Bishop Eustace Prep
*Gatelein anchored a Lehigh defense that held Holy Cross to three shots on goal in a 3-0 shutout win on Saturday.
*She helped the Mountain Hawks limit the Crusaders to four penalty corners through the match and none in the first half, helping Lehigh jump out to an early 2-0 lead.
*Gatelein and the Lehigh defense allowed two shots in the fourth quarter, just one on goal.

PATRIOT LEAGUE FIELD HOCKEY GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK
Caroline Kelly, Boston University, Sr., Goalkeeper, Malvern, Pa./Episcopal

*Kelly combined to make 25 saves with a .833 save percentage to help Boston University split a pair of ranked opponents last week.
*The senior goalkeeper made 12 saves and allowed two goals in the Terriers’ 5-2 victory against No. 23 Maine.
*She recorded a season-high 13 saves, allowing three goals, in a 3-1 loss against No. 21 Boston College.

PATRIOT LEAGUE FIELD HOCKEY ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Lotta Curanz, American, Fr., Defender, Berlin, Germany/Wilma-Rudolph-Oberschule

*Curanz recorded two assists and a defensive save to help American to a 3-2 victory over Bucknell to clinch a berth in the Patriot League Championship.
*The Berlin, Germany native assisted Charllene Boshoff’s game-winning goal on a penalty corner in the fourth quarter.
*She also recorded a defensive save in the game’s final 90 seconds to preserve the Eagles’ 3-2 victory.

HONORABLE MENTION
Charllene Boshoff, American, Sr., Defender, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa/St. John’s D.S.G.

*Boshoff scored the game-winning goal in the Eagles’ 3-2 victory over Bucknell to help clinch a berth in the Patriot League Championship.

Bryn Underwood, American, Jr., Goalkeeper, Sinking Spring, Pa./Wilson

*Underwood recorded six saves and allowed two goals in American’s 3-2 victory over Bucknell.

Thalia Steenssens, Boston University, Jr., Midfielder, Reet, Belgium/Sint-Ritacollege

*Steenssens recorded five assists in two games to help Boston University go 1-1 last week, including a win over No. 23 Maine. The junior midfielder posted four assists, one shy of the program record, in the Terriers’ 5-2 victory over the Black Bears.

Lily Neilson, Bucknell, So., Forward, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia/The Armidale School

*Neilson recorded three goals last week, including one in a loss to American and two, including the game-winner, in a 3-2 victory over Lock Haven.

Molly McAndrew, Lafayette, Sr., Forward, Cherry Hill, N.J./Paul VI

*McAndrew recorded two goals and one assist in Lafayette’s 5-1 victory over Colgate. She leads the Leopards with 17 points.

Simone Hefting, Lafayette, Sr., Defender, Den Bosch, Netherlands/Stedelijk Gymnasium Den Bosch

*Hefting anchored a Lafayette defensive unit that allowed three shots with just one on goal in a 5-1 victory over Colgate.

Sarah Bonthuis, Lehigh, Sr., Midfielder, Oud-Beijerland, Netherlands/HC Hoeksche Waard

*Bonthuis had one goal and one assist to lead Lehigh to a 3-0 victory over Holy Cross to claim a berth in the Patriot League Championship.

Maddie Kahn, Lehigh, Sr., Goalkeeper, Ocean City, N.J./Ocean City

*Kahn made three saves in Lehigh’s 3-0 shutout victory against Holy Cross to help the Mountain Hawks clinch a berth in the Patriot League Championship.

Offensive Player of the Week

8.29 – Federica Turina Dellamaggiore, American, So., M
9.5 – Sarah Bonthuis, Lehigh, Sr., M
9.12 – Lily Neilson, Bucknell, So., F
9.19 – Sarah Bonthuis, Lehigh, Sr., M
9.26 – Meggan Fourie, Holy Cross, So., F
10.3 – Abbie Brown, Lehigh, Jr., M/F
10.10 – Sydney White, Lehigh, Sr., D
10.17 – Federica Turina Dellamaggiore, American, So., M
10.24 – Payton Anderson, Boston University, So., D

Defensive Player of the Week

8.29 – Simone Hefting, Lafayette, Sr., D
9.5 – Julia Gatelein, Lehigh, Jr., M
9.12 – Charllene Boshoff, American, Sr., D
9.19 – Payton Anderson, Boston University, So., D
9.26 – Charllene Boshoff, American, Sr., D
10.3 – Simone Hefting, Lafayette, Sr., D
10.10 – Haley Davis, Holy Cross, Jr., D
10.17 – Simone Hefting, Lafayette, Sr., D
10.24- Julia Gatelein, Lehigh, Jr., M

Goalkeeper of the Week

8.29 – Bryn Underwood, American, Jr., GK
9.5 – Anna Unger, Colgate, Sr., GK
9.12 – Bryn Underwood, American, Jr., GK
9.19 – Bryn Underwood, American, Jr., GK
9.26 – Bryn Underwood, American, Jr., GK
10.3 – Caroline Kelly, Boston University, Sr., GK
10.10 – Maddie Kahn, Lehigh, Sr., GK
10.17 – Raffi Fragomeni, Lafayette, Fr., GK
10.24 – Caroline Kelly, Boston University, Sr., GK

Rookie of the Week

8.29 – Dani Palmer, Colgate, Fr., F
9.5 – Kiki Mes, Lehigh, Fr., M
9.12 – Maddie Kandra, Lehigh, Fr., F
9.19 – Amalia Preece, Boston University, Fr., F
9.26 – Raffi Fragomeni, Lafayette, Fr., GK
10.3 – Amalia Preece, Boston University, Fr., F
10.10 – Martu Coulo, Boston University, Fr., F
10.17 – Frederiek Thierry, American, Fr., F/M
10.24 – Lotta Curanz, American, Fr., D

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