Connecticut and Syracuse Take First Week of BIG EAST Field Hockey Awards

PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Nationally ranked league powers No. 6 Connecticut and No. 7 Syracuse players earn weekly accolades as the first BIG EAST Field Hockey awards were announced on Monday. Syracuse senior Kelsey Millman earning BIG EAST Offensive Player of the week honors, with Connecticut senior Alicia Angelini tabbed BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week.


Millman recorded nine points, including three goals and three assists, in a 2-0 week for the Orange. The senior forward had two goals and two assists in an 8-1 win over Monmouth on Friday, while pacing the team with one goal and one assist in a 6-0 win against Ohio on Sunday. Millman's efforts led the Orange to their sixth straight win in a season-opener under head coach Ange Bradley. The Orange's 6-0 win in its home opener vs. Ohio extends Syracuse's home winning streak to 29 games, dating back to 2009. Syracuse will face No. 2 North Carolina on Saturday, Sept. 1.


Angelini led a back line that posted two shutouts and allowed just two shots in a 2-0 week. The Huskies defeated Bucknell 3-0 on Saturday and extended their win streak against Sacred Heart on Sunday with an 8-0 win. Angelini also tallied two goals, one against Bucknell and one against Sacred Heart. Connecticut will be back in action on Friday, Aug. 31 against No. 9 Penn State.


BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll

Chloe Hunnable, Connecticut, So., F

Scored three goals against Sacred Heart.                       


Lisa Patrone, Rutgers, Jr., F

Had one goal and one assist in 3-2 win over No. 19 Albany.       


Sarah Stuby, Rutgers, Jr., GK

Knotched twelve saves against two ranked opponents, including 3-2 win over No. 19 Albany.          


Laura Hahnefeldt, Syracuse, Jr., D

Helped Syracuse hold opponents one goal and six shots in 8-1 win over Monmouth and 6-0 win against Ohio.             


Alex Diekmann, Villanova Jr., GK

Recorded one shutout and 16 saves against Robert Morris and Central Michigan.