2015-16 Field Hockey Athletes of the Week

  • Offensive Athlete of the Week - Sarah Bilheimer (Juniata)
    November 02, 2015
    (Sr, F - Bethlehem, PA) Bilheimer had a three goal week for the Eagles. She scored twice in Tuesday's 4-2 win for the Eagles. In the regular season finale against Catholic, she assisted on the game-tying goal and scored the game-winner in the overtime period as Juniata won 2-1 to clinch the #2 seed in the Landmark Tournament.
  • Defensive Athlete of the Week - Kylie Edwards (Juniata)
    November 02, 2015
    (Fr, GK - Danville, Pa.) Edwards had a 10 save week for the Eagles. In 142:43 of game time, she only surrendered three goals. Her biggest performance came Saturday against Catholic. She turned away six shots for the Eagles as Juniata won 2-1 to clinch the #2 seed in the Landmark Tournament.
  • Offensive Athlete of the Week - Sarah Bilheimer (Juniata)
    October 26, 2015
    (Sr, F - Bethlehem, PA) Bilheimer had a milestone week for the Eagles. She scored seven goals and assisted on another as Juniata went 2-0. Her seven point performance against Moravian in a 5-0 win put her over 100 points for her career. She is the fourth player in program history to do so. Her four goals against Goucher is the most for an Eagle player since 2006.
  • Defensive Athlete of the Week - Analisa Scott (Catholic)
    October 26, 2015
    (Jr, GK - Hershey, Pa.) The Cards have once again clinched a spot in the Landmark Conference Tournament thanks to a come-from-behind victory, on the road, against Susquehanna. Scott improved to 10-4 on the season and now has 70 saves on the season, only allowing just 13 goals. The junior made six saves in the game, facing 17 shots and 14 penalty corners. Scott also held the No. 13 team in the country to just one goal in a nationally-ranked matchup at Christopher Newport last Monday. In the contest, Scott turned away eight shots as CNU fired off 16 attempts at the cage while failing to convert on 10 penalty corners.
  • Offensive Athlete of the Week - Alyssa Aichele (Elizabethtown)
    October 19, 2015
    (Sr, F - Lancaster, Pa.) Elizabethtown senior Alyssa Aichele's recent tear through conference competition continued this past week, racking up five goals and an assist in two games, both wins for E-town to vault the Jays to the top of the standings. Aichele recorded her first career hat trick in Tuesday's 7-0 shutout victory at Moravian before scoring another two in Saturday's Homecoming triumph over Juniata. Aichele now leads the conference in goals scored with 15.
  • Defensive Athlete of the Week - Marisa Martinelli (Catholic)
    October 19, 2015
    (So, B - Eagleville, Pa.) Martinelli, CUA's second-year center back, was outstanding in two, big conference victories for the Cardinals this past week. She anchored the defense that held Goucher to only five shots on goal and two attack penalty corners and Scranton, which entered the game 12-1 overall and was receiving votes in the latest national poll, to just one shot on goal and three corners. Martinelli also had two assists at Goucher, assisting on the game-winner as well as the an insurance score in the win over Scranton. The Cardinals defense has allowed just one goal in its past five games and the shutout at Goucher was their fourth-straight and eighth of the season.
  • Offensive Athlete of the Week - Rachel Day (Catholic)
    October 12, 2015
    (So, F - Columbia, Md.) The Landmark's leading scorer continues to come up big for CUA, assisting on the game-winning goal in a 2-0 shutout of No. 4 Salisbury. She followed it up with an impressive performance in Catholic's second shutout of the week, scoring twice and assisting on two more score in an 8-0 victory at Drew.
  • Defensive Athlete of the Week - Jessica Pankey (Scranton)
    October 12, 2015
    (Sr, D - Pompton Lakes, N.J.) Anchored Scranton defense that pitched two shutouts on the week, including a 4-0 triumph over Goucher on Saturday ... made a defensive save on Goucher's only shot on goal in victory. she was also a force on offense, scoring the eventual game-winner against Albright on Tuesday and another on Saturday against Goucher. Pankey also notched two assists on the week, as well, to increase her point total for the year to 16 (six goals, four assists).
  • Offensive Athlete of the Week - Sarah Bilheimer (Juniata)
    October 05, 2015
    (Sr, F - Bethlehem, PA) Bilheimer played an integral part in both of Juniata's wins this past week. She scored the game-tying goal against Scranton and later assisted on the winning goal in a 2-1 overtime victory. She also had the game-winning goal versus W&J in a 2-0 Eagle win. On the season, she has nine goals and seven assists that lead the team. She is second in the conference in goals scored and leads in assists.
  • Defensive Athlete of the Week - Kelsey Leibelsperger (Juniata)
    October 05, 2015
    (Sr, B - Fleetwood, Pa.) Leibelsperger was part of a tough Juniata defense that only surrendered one goal all week. The Eagles gave up just one goal to Scranton and held the Royals to just one shot in the second period and none in overtime in a 2-1 win. Against Washington and Jefferson, Juniata held the Presidents off of the scoreboard for its second shutout of the season.
  • Offensive Athlete of the Week - Alyssa Aichele (Elizabethtown)
    September 28, 2015
    (Sr, F - Lancaster, Pa.) Alyssa Aichele recorded two goals and an assist in her two games played this past week, including the game-winner at No. 12 Catholic on Saturday as Elizabethtown upset the Cardinals in comeback fashion, 3-2 in OT. Aichele got her sixth of the season at home versus Wesley before tying a career-high with her seventh at Catholic. She also assisted on the game-tying goal by Jacki Hikes in the team's Landmark opener.
  • Defensive Athlete of the Week - Christina Black (Scranton)
    September 28, 2015
    (So, GK - Lafayette Hill, Pa.) Black anchored a Scranton defense on the week, as the Royals improved to 8-0 with victories over Wilkes and Susquehanna. She made three saves (all in the second half) at Susquehanna on Saturday, keeping the Crusaders off the board for almost 68 minutes after allowing a first half goal. Black notched her fourth shutout victory of the season against Wilkes on Wednesday and has made 17 saves, with a goals against average of 0.75 for the year.
  • Offensive Athlete of the Week - Krista Osborne (Scranton)
    September 21, 2015
    (Sr, F - Blue Bell, Pa.) Scored back-to-back game-winning goals on the week, as the Royals moved to 6-0 on the season with close victories over Misericordia and Arcadia. She had the game-winner against Misericordia came with 12 minutes left in regulation, while winner against Arcadia came in the first half. Osborne has scored five goals on the season, three of which have been of the game-winning variety, and has now scored 28 goals in her career at the University of Scranton.
  • Defensive Athlete of the Week - Demie Huffman (Goucher)
    September 21, 2015
    (Sr, GK - Granville, Ohio) By not allowing a goal in either of her two appearances, Huffman has lowered her goals against average to 0.21. Since allowing a goal to Neumann in the second half of the season opener, she has not been scored upon for 288 minutes and 53 seconds.
  • Offensive Athlete of the Week - Alyssa Aichele (Elizabethtown)
    September 14, 2015
    (Sr, F - Lancaster, Pa.,) Elizabethtown's offensive outburst this past week was in large part to senior Alyssa Aichele, who acted as the catalyst after the team's slow scoring start to the year. Aichele recorded two goals in each of the Jays' two games against York (Pa.) and DeSales. She fired off ten shots, seven on goal, and ended the week with eight points. Through four games, Aichele is already just two goals off her career high.
  • Defensive Athlete of the Week - Margo Donlin (Elizabethtown)
    September 14, 2015
    (Fr, G - Wilmington, Del.) Elizabethtown freshman goalie Margo Donlin stands only two inches over five feet, but she played big in the Blue Jays' two games this past week. She made ten saves and allowed just one goal in a 5-1 win over York (Pa.) on Wednesday. She played 54 minutes in Saturday's 5-0 blanking of DeSales, making two saves in the combined shutout.
  • Defensive Athlete of the Week - Analisa Scott (Catholic)
    September 08, 2015
    (Jr, GK - Hershey, Pa.) The third-year keeper was sensational in two shutout performances for CUA, which started 3-0 on the season. Scott was on her game in the season-opener as the No. 8 Cardinals hosted No. 13 Messiah in a rematch of last season's NCAA Second Round showdown. Scott came up with four saves, three coming in a scoreless second half as Catholic won, 2-0. She followed it up with another perfect outing in Memphis at Rhodes College, stopping seven shots in another blank sheet.
  • Offensive Athlete of the Week - Rachel Day (Catholic)
    September 08, 2015
    (So, F - Columbia, Md.) Day scored in each of CUA's three victories in its opening week, including the insurance goal in a 2-0 victory over No. 13 Messiah. Day also notched a hat-trick as Catholic's offensive came alive in a 13-0 victory over Hendrix. The second-year forward also added the icer at Rhodes College. She totaled six shots on the week, scoring on five, good for a .833 shot percentage and SOG%.