2016-17 Field Hockey Athletes of the Week

  • Men's Athlete of the Week - Taylor Luckenbill, Susquehanna
    March 27, 2017
    (Sr., OF - Pottsville, Pa.) Susquehanna senior outfielder Taylor Luckenbill helped the River Hawks to a 3-1 week, including a series sweep over Scranton. Luckenbill was 6-of-14 from the plate where he totaled four doubles, two RBI, and two stolen bases. For the week, he averaged .429 and had a slugging percentage of .714.
  • Offensive Athlete of the Week - Emily Novakovich, Susquehanna
    October 31, 2016
    (Sr, F - Saratoga, Calif.) Novakovich totaled one goal and two assists in SU's 9-0 win over Moravian College Saturday afternoon. Her first assist came on the second goal of the game just over three minutes into the action while the second came on the first goal of the second half. Novakovich scored the last goal of the game at the 62:41 mark.
  • Defensive Athlete of the Week - Hannah Mack, Elizabethtown
    October 31, 2016
    (So, G - Pennsburg, Pa.) Elizabethtown goalie Hannah Mack played a total of 73:43 this past week and did not allow a single goal during her time in the cage. She played the second half and 3:43 of the OT win at Rowan, making seven saves against the Profs. At Juniata, Mack played an entire half, and once again shut out the opponent in her time, making three saves against the Eagles.
  • Offensive Athlete of the Week - Hunter Pitman (Susquehanna)
    (Fr, M - White Haven, Pa.) Pitman scored both game-winners this week as SU shutout Juniata and Drew. In the first game of the week, Pitman scored the only goal of the game to give SU the 1-0 victory. In the game against Drew, Pitman scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal in SU's 3-0 win over Drew. Her goal was the first of the game and she followed with an assist on the third goal.
  • Defensive Athlete of the Week - Emily Digaetano (Susquehanna)
    (Fr, GK - Havertown, Pa.) DiGaetano started in both of SU's shutouts this week. In Susquehanna's 1-0 win over Juniata, the freshman faced five shots and tallied five saves in her 90 minutes of work. DiGaetano played the first half against Drew on Saturday and made one save on one shot to earn the shutout victory.
  • Offensive Athlete of the Week - Taylor Franco (Susquehanna)
    (So, F - Sinking Spring, Pa.) Franco nabbed two goals and one assist this week as SU went 2-0. In the first game of the week, Susquehanna defeated Notre Dame of Maryland University 9-0 on Wednesday. Franco scored the fourth goal and assisted the fifth goal of the game. She scored one goal on one shot. The second game of the week saw SU taking on Landmark Conference rival the University of Scranton on the road and winning 2-1. Franco scored the game-winner as the game was tied at one with only 37 seconds remaining in the game when she scored off of a goalie deflection in front of the net.
  • Defensive Athlete of the Week - Sarah Shklanko (Goucher)
    Shklano had one defensive save in each game this week against Immaculata and Moravian. In the 5-0 win against the Greyhounds, Shklanko scored one goal and added an assist.
  • Offensive Athlete of the Week - Hunter Pitman (Susquehanna)
    (Fr, M - White Haven, Pa.) Pitman started in both games the River Hawks played this week. In the first game she totaled four shots, three on goal, in SUs 3-0 win over DeSales University. In the second game of the week, Pitman scored three of the four goals for Susquehanna for a hat trick. These goals including the first and last with the first coming just over four minutes into the game as Pitman scored an unassisted goal and followed that up two minutes later with her second goal. Pitman's third goal came in the second half when she scored on a penalty corner at the 43:03 mark.
  • Defensive Athlete of the Week - Analisa Scott (Catholic)
    (Sr., GK - Hershey, Pa.) Catholic's senior goalkeeper pitched a shutout on Saturday at Juniata as Analisa Scott kept the Cardinals perfect in Landmark Conference play. Scott made three saves in the contest, including two in the second half to earn her 10th career shutout. The Hershey, Pa., native was able to fend off six shots and three penalty corners for the victory, Catholic's sixth of the year.
  • Offensive Athlete of the Week - Rachel Day (Catholic)
    (Jr., F - Columbia, Md.) Junior forward Rachel Day led the No. 20-ranked Cardinals to a victory in their Landmark Conference-opener, as they downed Susquehanna, 4-1. Day scored the deciding goal, earning a penalty stroke in the first half and burying the shot on a high go above the keeper's blocker. She also went on to assist Catholic's next goal, drawing the defense down to the end line to set up the score. She also added a goal in the Cardinals nationally-ranked matchup with No. 14 Christopher Newport.
  • Defensive Athlete of the Week - Hannah Mack (Elizabethtown)
    (So, G - Pennsburg, Pa.) Elizabethtown sophomore goalie Hannah Mack played in both games for E-town this past week, making one start and totaling 70 minutes in goal. She made four saves and did not allow a goal against a high-powered York (Pa.) attack last Wednesday, then came in to Saturday's game at half and again shut the door and did not allow a goal as the Blue Jays routed Drew 5-0. She finished with fives saves on the week and zero goals allowed.
  • Offensive Athlete of the Week - Meredith Campbell (Scranton)
    (Jr, F - Media, Pa.) Campbell scored both goals in the Misericordia match, then added an assist on the go-ahead score at Arcadia on Saturday, helping the Royals go 2-1 on the week. She has been Scranton's lone offensive weapon for the early part of the year.
  • Defensive Athlete of the Week - Ryann Callaghan (Drew)
    (So, GK - Fountain Valley, Calif.) Sophomore goalkeeper Ryann Callaghan made 14 saves in Drew's 2-1 double-overtime win at Delaware Valley University on Saturday, including nine in the Ram-dominated second half and three in the first overtime period. Earlier in the week, Callaghan did all she could to keep the No. 8 ranked TCNJ offense off the board with 26 saves, which ranks second all-time for a single game in Drew history.
  • Offensive Athlete of the Week - Rachel Day (Catholic)
    (Jr., F - Columbia, Md.) Day was impressive in three games for No. 19 Catholic, scoring in every game, posting two multi-goal games and capping the week her second-career hat trick. She scored the game-winner at Gettysburg and nearly led CUA to an upset of No. 17 Rowan. She then went on to bring Catholic back from down 1-0 at the half to Rhodes, scoring the first two goals of the second half in just four minutes. Day finished the week with six goals.
  • Defensive Athlete of the Week - Kelly Cousoulis (Catholic)
    (Jr., B - Fairfield, N.J.) Junior back Kelly Cousoulis led the No. 19 Catholic defense to a 2-1 record last week, with wins over Gettysburg and Rhodes. The Cards lone loss of the week came in a nationally-ranked battle with No. 17 Rowan. In the game, the Cardinals held the Profs to just two goals and nearly completed the comeback, posting a scoreless second half.
  • Offensive Athlete of the Week - Meredith Campbell (Scranton)
    (Jr, F - Media, Pa.) Campbell made a triumphant return to the Scranton line-up this past week after missing all of 2015 and came back strong, scoring two goals and adding an assist in two matches.
  • Defensive Athlete of the Week - Sophia Hamilton (Catholic)
    (Jr., goalie) Hamilton was stellar in her fourth career start as she recorded her first shutout victory. The junior made three saves in the contest as No. 19 Catholic was victorious in its season opener versus Washington & Lee, 2-0.