2013-14 Field Hockey Athletes of the Week

  • Offensive Athlete of the Week - Sarah Bilheimer, Juniata
    November 03, 2014
    (Jr., F/M, Bethlehem, Pa.) Bilheimer once again proved to be a major cog on offense for her team, assisting on the game's first goal against Catholic, and later scoring the golden goal in double overtime to seal Juniata’s first win over Catholic in four years. Bilheimer is now fifth in the conference in goals and tied for second in assists.
  • Defensive Athlete of the Week - Julianne Jones, Juniata
    November 03, 2014
    (Sr., GK, Middleburg, Pa.) Jones made five saves with just one goal allowed against No. 8 Catholic. She made two saves in the second overtime to give Juniata a chance to score the game-winner in the 96th minute and give the Cardinals their first Landmark loss of the season. Jones earned a .833 save percentage in the game to boost her season cumulative. Prior to the game, she ranked third in NCAA Division III at .861.
  • Offensive Athlete of the Week - Michelle Fallon, Drew
    October 27, 2014
    (Jr., M, Pequannock, N.J.) Fallon contributed in every aspect of the Rangers' season-saving 3-1 victory over Elizabethtown College on Saturday. She scored the game winning goal and assisted on the insurance goal as Drew improved to 2-3 in the conference to keep its playoff hopes alive. On the defensive end, Fallon recorded three defensive saves in the second half as the Blue Jays attempted a comeback.
  • Defensive Athlete of the Week - Demie Huffman, Goucher
    October 27, 2014
    (Jr., GK, Granville, Ohio) Huffman picked up the fifth and sixth shutouts of her career this week, including her first against a Landmark opponent. She made several big stops in a game where Goucher was outshot 18-7, allowing the Gophers to hold off Juniata until Emily Jewell's game-winner in double-overtime. The win was Goucher's first ever over the Eagles in eight tries, and it sealed the Gophers' first winning season in field hockey since 1995.
  • Offensive Athlete of the Week - Colleen Harwood, Catholic
    October 20, 2014
    (Sr., F, Rockville, Md.) Harwood scored three goals this week as Catholic clinched a spot in the Landmark tournament. In Wednesday’s win over Goucher, Harwood tallied the game-winning goal when she knocked in the game’s first goal in the fifth minute of play. She capped the scoring with her second goal of the day in the 13th minute as the Cardinals went onto win 4-0. On Saturday, Scranton went ahead early, but Harwood evened the score at one early in the second half before Catholic finished with the 2-1 win.
  • Defensive Athlete of the Week - Alex De Sousa, Drew
    October 20, 2014
    (Sr., D, Voorhees, N.J.) De Sousa led the Rangers defense in the 3-1 defeat of Goucher College on Saturday while not allowing the Gophers to score until the final minute of the game. De Sousa came up with a defensive save in the 55th minute to prevent a comeback attempt by Goucher. The defensive save was her third of the season as a part of the Drew defense, which is ranked third in NCAA Division III as a team with 24 defensive saves.
  • Offensive Athlete of the Week - Elizabeth Yorey, Scranton
    October 13, 2014
    (So., M/F, Wayne, N.J.) Yorey scored the first two goals of her career within a four-minute span late in the second half to lift the Royals to a 2-1 victory over Goucher College on Saturday. Yorey's game-winning goal came in the 54th minute after she tied it up in the 51st minute.
  • Defensive Athlete of the Week - Julianne Jones, Juniata
    October 13, 2014
    (Sr., GK, Middleburg, Pa.) Jones did not allow a goal in more than 82 minutes of play this week. The senior goalkeeper played the second half of a come from behind victory over Alvernia on Wednesday. Jones made four saves as the Eagles won 4-2. On Saturday, Jones combined with teammate Shelby Miller for a shutout against Moravian. Jones played the first half as well as the final 12 and a half minutes to preserve the shutout with two saves.
  • Offensive Athlete of the Week - Sarah Bilheimer, Juniata
    October 06, 2014
    (Jr., F/M, Bethlehem, Pa.) Bilheimer scored two crucial goals for the Eagles this past week. Her goal against Washington and Jefferson on Wednesday proved to be the game winner as Juniata prevailed 2-1. On Saturday against Scranton, her score with 1:48 remaining in regulation tied the game up and forced overtime where the Eagles eventually prevailed 2-1.
  • Defensive Athlete of the Week - Analisa Scott, Catholic
    October 06, 2014
    (So., GK, Hershey, Pa.) Scott picked up a crucial shutout against No. 15 Christopher Newport on Wednesday. The sophomore goalie made two saves in the win as Catholic prevailed 1-0. Scott also held Moravian scoreless in just over 62 minutes of action on Saturday as the Cardinals won 4-1 and moved to 2-0 in the Landmark.
  • Offensive Athlete of the Week - Justine Ruhlin, Goucher
    September 29, 2014
    (Sr., F, Cornish, Maine) With Goucher 34 seconds away from a 20th straight conference defeat, Ruhlin scored a clutch game-tying penalty stroke goal to send the match into overtime. Then she assisted on Lizzie Barminski's sudden-death strike 5:59 into overtime for the Gophers' first Landmark win since Oct. 16, 2010. Goucher prevailed 2-1 over Moravian. Ruhlin now has a team-high six goals on the season, with goals in six of Goucher's eight contests.
  • Defensive Athlete of the Week - Jessica Pankey, Scranton
    September 29, 2014
    (Sr., D, Pompton Lakes, N.J.) Pankey highlighted a Royal defensive unit by holding Susquehanna to only four shot attempts, including just two on goal, in last Saturday's 5-0 win. Royals did not give up a shot attempt in the second half to preserve the shutout.
  • Offensive Athlete of the Week - Alyssa Fania, Scranton
    September 22, 2014
    (Sr., M, Annandale, N.J.) Fania scored three goals in two games to tie junior Krista Osborne for the team-lead with 10, including two in last Saturday's 4-3 loss in overtime at Arcadia, a game in which the Royals led 3-0 at halftime. Fania opened the week by converting a penalty stroke early in the second half to give Scranton a 2-0 lead en route to a 2-1 win at Misericordia.
  • Defensive Athlete of the Week - Megan Kanyuk, Moravian
    September 22, 2014
    (So., GK, Melville, N.Y.) Kanyuk posted a 1.00 goals-against average while playing all 210 minutes during a 2-1 record last week including back-to-back shutouts. Kanyuk also had 22 saves during the week with 11 in a loss to Cabrini College. She then had three saves in a 7-0 win at Cedar Crest for her first career shutout. Kanyuk finished off the week with eight saves in a 2-0 shutout of FDU-Florham.
  • Offensive Athlete of the Week - Tarah Portland, Catholic
    September 15, 2014
    (Jr., M-B, Fredericksburg, Va.) Portland scored three of Catholic’s four goals this week as the Cardinals went 2-0 against Gettysburg and Rowan. She tallied both goals against Gettysburg and added a goal in the 2-1 victory over Rowan. Portland finished with six points for the week.
  • Defensive Athlete of the Week - Selene Jones, Elizabethtown
    September 15, 2014
    (Sr., GK, Topton, Pa.) Elizabethtown won its first two games of the season behind the stellar play of its goalie Selene Jones. The senior was fantastic in the cage this past week, leading the Jays to two wins, one via shutout. Jones stopped six shots in last Tuesday's 3-0 win at Delaware Valley before an even bigger performance this past Saturday against No. 10 Ursinus. Jones had a career-best 11 saves as E-town edged the Bears 2-1.
  • Offensive Athlete of the Week - Emily Novakovich, Susquehanna
    September 08, 2014
    (So, F, Saratoga, Calif.) Novakovich scored two goals with two assists this week for Susquehanna. In Wednesday’s game at Gwynedd Mercy, Novakovich contributed to both Crusader goals. She scored the first goal and assisted on the second, before the team dropped a 3-2 contest in a shootout. The Crusaders went ahead early against Dickinson on Saturday behind another goal and assist from Novakovich. Dickinson came from behind to earn the win, but Novakovich finished the week with six points for Susquehanna.
  • Defensive Athlete of the Week - Michelle Lennon, Scranton
    September 08, 2014
    (Sr., D, South Walpole, Mass.) Lennon scored the first point of her career with an assist on the Royals' second goal in Saturday's 9-0 win over Marywood at Fitzpatrick Field. She also played a key role on a defensive unit that limited the Pacers to just two shots, neither of which were on goal. The Royals tallied their third shutout of the season to start the year 3-0.
  • Offensive Athlete of the Week - Krista Osborne, Scranton
    September 02, 2014
    (Jr., F, Blue Bell, Pa.) Osborne scored both of Scranton's game-winning goals to help the Royals start the season 2-0. She tallied the game-winner in the fifth minute of the first half in Friday's 1-0 victory at Muhlenberg and came back less than 24 hours later to score the first of her career-high three goals in the 17th minute of the first half as the Royals jumped out to a 2-0 halftime lead en route to a 9-0 victory over Keystone in the home opener Saturday afternoon.
  • Defensive Athlete of the Week - Analisa Scott, Catholic
    September 02, 2014
    (So., GK, Hershey, Pa.) Scott started both games in goal for Catholic as the No. 15 Cardinals opened the season 2-0. In the season opener at Randolph-Macon, Scott went the full 70 minutes to earn the 2-1 win with four saves. She played the first half of the Cards’ 1-0 win over Denison on Sunday with four saves to finish with eight and a .889 save percentage this week.