March 18, 2014
BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week
Katherine Finkelston, Connecticut, So., M
Finkelston scored a career-high six goals in UConn’s win against Oregon on Friday, while also adding an assist and draw control against the Ducks. Her single-game total of seven points led all BIG EAST players last week and was one off the conference’s season high. Against Fresno State on Sunday, the sophomore netted a pair of goals while adding a helper and a ground ball. For the week, she had 10 points while 11 of her 12 shots were on goal and eight of them found the back of the net.
BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week
Shannon Nee, Connecticut, So., GK
Nee made 14 saves and recorded two ground balls in UConn’s 10-8 win over Oregon. The Ducks came into the game averaging 16.25 goals per contest. Her 14 stops were the most by a BIG EAST netminder last week and was one off the season high of 15, which Nee also owns (against Dartmouth on Feb. 26). Against Fresno State, she stopped four shots in the win to improve to 4-4 on the season.
Weekly Honor Roll
Courtney Curtis, Cincinnati, So., M
Curtis scored a combined eight goals in UC victories over Coastal Carolina and Iona as Bearcats ran win streak to four games. She ripped 16 shots in two games with 13 of them targeted on goal.
Kelsey Conway, Cincinnati, Sr., M
Conway led the defense by guarding the leading scorers for Coastal Carolina and Iona in a pair of Bearcat wins. She held the oppositions’ leading scorers to a combined one goal and one assist in the victories, causing three turnovers in the win over Iona, as UC held the Gaels below their scoring average.
Cortnee Daley, Louisville, So., M
Leslee Hefner, Louisville, Sr., D
Daley scored a career-best five goals for a career-best five points in the Cardinals' win over Drexel, including three scores in the first half. She also picked up two ground balls and had two caused turnovers.
Hefner helped anchor the Cardinals' defense that limited Drexel to just five goals in Louisville’s lone contest last week. Hefner set a career best with four caused turnovers and matched a personal best with four ground balls.
Amanda Currell, Rutgers, R-Fr., GK
Currell held No. 20 James Madison to a season-low seven goals on Saturday, tallying 11 stops to record her fourth double-digit save performance of the year, en route to an 8-7 win for the Scarlet Knights. The victory marked Rutgers first win over a ranked foe this season. The Dukes entered the contest averaging 11.67 goals per game and were held to just two goals in the second half of Saturday’s contest.