ODAC Field Hockey Players of the Week Archive

2017 Field Hockey Players of the Week


October 16, 2017
Lerro, a freshman from Royersford, Pa., picks up her second weekly award of the season after registering 11 points in three Lynchburg victories last week. Lerro began scoring explosion with the opening goal and an assist in a 4-0 non-conference victory at Stevenson. She then scored all three goals in the Hornets' 3-1 triumph over Virginia Wesleyan. Lerro again provided the winning scoring in LC's second ODAC win of the week, this time notching the second goal of the game in a 3-1 win at Shenandoah. For the season, Lerro is second in the ODAC with 38 points, just two behind teammate Nikki Simpao. Lerro leads the league with 18 goals scored.

October 9, 2017
Tucker, junior from Manakin Sabot, Va., picks up her second straight weekly honor after leading Washington and Lee to a pair of ODAC victories. Tucker registered 11 points for the week as the Generals moved into a tie with Roanoke at 3-0 in league play following a 5-2 win at Eastern Mennonite and an 8-3 triumph over Randolph-Macon. She registered two goals at EMU, notching the second and third tallies of the game. Against R-MC, she registered the second, sixth and eight goals while assisting on Grace Amaden's score in the 68th minute. For the season, Tucker has moved into a tied for third in the ODAC with 20 points on nine goals and two assists. He nine goals are also third in the league.

October 2, 2017
Tucker, a junior from Manakin-Sabot, Va., registered her first career hat trick to help the Generals post a 4-3 overtime triumph over Lynchburg. Tucker scored her three goals inside the opening 12:17 of the contest to stake Washington and Lee to an early 3-0 advantage. The three goals give her 22 for her career, which ranks seventh all-time at W&L. For the season, Tucker has four goals and one assist for nine total points.

September 25, 2017
Heffron, a freshman from Glen Allen, Va., scored three times as Roanoke posted a 2-1 record that included a victory in its conference opener. Heffron provided the offense in that first win of the week against Bridgewater, chipping the Eagles' keeper just before halftime in the Maroons' 1-0 triumph. She then found the back wall of the cage twice in a 5-0 win over Transylvania, scoring the game's opening goal in the fourth minute and capping off the effort in the 41st minute. For the season, Heffron has registered nine points on four goals and an assist.

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2016 Field Hockey Players of the Week


October 31, 2016
Copeman, a sophomore from Williamsburg, Va., contributed in all three games for Lynchburg last week and helped the Hornets return to the top of the ODAC Tournament field with the top billing and hosting duties for the semifinals and championship this coming weekend. Copeman opened with an assist in an 8-0 non-conference win over Ferrum. She then scored twice in a 3-0 victory over Roanoke. She capped her week with a goal in a 4-1 triumph over Eastern Mennonite. For the season, Copeman has notched 13 points on four goals and five assists.

October 24, 2016
Matisons, a freshman from Perth, Australia, picks up her second weekly award of the season after helping to lead Bridgewater to a pair of ODAC victories last week. Twice she hit for game-winners, including the deciding goal in a 3-2 win at cross-town rival Eastern Mennonite. Matisons then had a hand in all four Eagles' goals against Virginia Wesleyan, opening the game's scoring with the first of three tallies while adding an assist. For the season, Matisons is tied for first in the ODAC in assists (7), fourth in points (29) and fourth in goals scored (11).

October 17, 2016
Simpao, a sophomore from Stafford, Va., helped Lynchburg to a big ODAC win over Washington and Lee to catapult the Hornets to the top of the league standings. Simpao found the back of the net twice against the Generals, including the eventual game-decider, in Lynchburg's 3-1 win on Saturday. LC now sits atop the conference standings at 4-0. For the season, Simpao is second in the ODAC in both points (26) and goals scored (11).

October 10, 2016
Peterson, a senior from Towson, Md., put together a six-point week as she helped the Generals to a pair of victories. Peterson by scoring the opening and assisting on the second tally in a 2-0 victory at Randolph-Macon. She followed that with another goal and an assist in a 5-2 triumph at McDaniel. For the season, Peterson has nine points on two goals and an ODAC third-best five assists.

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2015 Field Hockey Players of the Week


November 2, 2015
Waxter, a junior from Baltimore, Md., helped the Generals secure the top seed in the upcoming ODAC Tournament with a four-goal week in two conference games. She started by notching her third hat trick of the season in a 6-0 win at Virginia Wesleyan. It also marked her second straight game with three goals and gives her four career hat tricks, the most in W&L history. Waxter's fourth goal of the week came via a 1-0 win over Bridgewater, which locked up the #1 seed and final four hosting responsibilities for the Generals in the ODAC Tournament. Waxter is currently tied for first in the ODAC with 15 goals, and her 31 points are third in the league.

October 26, 2015
Simpao, a freshamn from Stafford, Va., registered nine-point week as the Hornets went 2-1 over a six-day stretch. Simpao opened with a 34th minute goal to tie the game 1-1 in Lynchburg's 2-1 loss at nationally fifth-ranked Salisbury. She followed that with a goal and an assist in a 4-0 win at Ferrum. Simpao capped her week by scoring twice against then ODAC-leading Shenandoah, notching LC's second goal and then depositing the game-winner in the 59th minute towards a 3-2 victory. Simpao is tied for the ODAC lead with 34 points and eight assists, and is second with 13 goals scored.

October 19, 2015
Bailey, a senior from Norfolk, Va., put her stamp on all three goals of Shenandoah's goals this week as the Hornets posted a pair of overtime wins and sit atop the ODAC with a 4-0 league record. Bailey started her week by tallying the game's lone goal in the 79th minute for a 1-0 non-conference victory at Frostburg State. In a 2-1 double-overtime triumph over Washington and Lee, Bailey played a part in both goals. She assisted Alana Meadows on the first goal of the game, and then secured the Hornets' victory with her second goal of the week in the 99th minute of play. Bailey is currently second on the squad with 13 points on five goals and three assists.

October 12, 2015
Waxter, a junior from Baltimore, Md., helped the Generals to a pair of ODAC wins this week, keeping them tied atop the conference standings at 3-0 with Shenandoah. Waxter posted four goals on the week, including both of the game's tallies in a 2-0 win over Roanoke. She followed that up with the first and fourth goals in a 4-0 road win at Eastern Mennonite. Waxter is tied for second in the ODAC with eight goals and is fourth with 17 points.

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2014 Field Hockey Players of the Week


November 3, 2014
Cross, a senior from Agawam, Mass., put together an eight-point week as the Hornets defeated Eastern Mennonite University twice -- once to cap the regular season and a second time in the quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament. In the regular season finale, Cross scored the game-winner with less than two minutes to play for a 2-1 win to lock up the third seed in the ODAC Tournament. In the quarterfinals, Cross scored all three of Shenandoah's goals to propel the Hornets into a semifinal matchup with second-seeded Bridgewater on Wednesday. For the season, Cross leads the ODAC in goals scored (15) and is tied for the lead in points (33).

October 27, 2014
Jacobs, a senior from Orange, Va., helped the Yellow Jackets to a pair of ODAC wins last week. Jacobs came forward from her defensive position to notch three goals and two assists on the week with a game-winning tally mixed in. She opened the week with a hand in three of R-MC's five goals in a 5-1 win over Virginia Wesleyan. She scored once and dished out a pair of assists. Over the weekend, Jacobs opened the game's scoring with a third-minute goal, and then deposited the game-deciding goal in the 46th minute for a 3-2 Yellow Jackets victory over Washington and Lee. For the season, Jacobs is tied for third in the ODAC with 28 points and 12 goals scored.

October 20, 2014
Strosser, a sophomore from Dover, Del., helped the Eagles to a pair of ODAC wins last week, which put them into second position in the ODAC standings. Strosser had a hand in all three goals in BC's double-overtime victory at Shenandoah, which previously had not lost in conference play. Strosser scored the first goal of the game and then sent to game into overtime with her tally in the 62nd minute. She assisted Taylor Prillaman on the game-winner in the 92nd minute. Later in the week, Strosser assisted on the game's opening goal in a 3-0 home win over Virginia Wesleyan. This week's goals were the first of the season for Strosser. She now has four total assists.

October 13, 2014
Link, a senior from Spotsylvania, Va., helped the Hornets to a pair of wins last week, including a double-overtime triumph on the road at Randolph-Macon. Link started her week by contributing to half of Lynchburg's goals in its 8-0 win Ferrum. She scored twice and assisted on two others. Then over the weekend at R-MC, Link helped the Hornets erase 3-0 deficit to come away with a 4-3 2-OT win. Link scored the game-tying goal late in the second half to push the game into extra time. For the season, Link leads the ODAC with 26 points and is tied for first with 11 goals scored.

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2013 Field Hockey Players of the Week


November 4, 2013
Link, a junior from Spotsylvania, Va., helped the Hornets lock up a perfect ODAC season and the top seed in the ODAC field hockey tournament. Link scored three times in Lynchburg's 6-1 season-ending win over Eastern Mennonite, which locked up a first round bye for the seven time conference champions. Link is currently fifth in the ODAC with 23 points and fourth with 11 goals scored.

October 27, 2013
Brock, a sophomore from Chesterfield, Va., helped the Hornets to a pair of wins last week as SU looks to secure a spot in the upcoming ODAC tournament. Brock started her week with a bang, recording the only goal in a 1-0 win at Eastern Mennonite. The tally came in the 40th minute of play. She then added to her point total at Roanoke on the weekend as she assisted on the opening goal in the Hornets' 2-0 triumph over the Maroons. Brock now has four goals and four assists on the season.

October 21, 2013
Bunting, a freshman from Pocomoke City, Md., helped the Hornets to a trio of wins over the past week, including ODAC victories over Sweet Briar and Virginia Wesleyan. Bunting, who notched four goals on the week, opened with one goal in a 7-1 triumph at home against the Vixens. She followed that with the second and third goals in a 4-2 non-conference win over Centre College. She capped her week with a tally in a 7-1 win at home against the Marlins. Bunting has notched 11 points on the season with five goals and one assist.

October 14, 2013
Loy, a sophomore from Millerstown, Pa., helped extend the Eagles winning streak of Roanoke to six straight games with a 3-2 overtime victory on Friday. Just over seven minutes into the extra frame, Loy notched the game-winner to secure the Eagles third straight victory and seventh in the last 10 games. Loy has now scored in three straight contests. She now has nine points on the season with four goals and an assist.

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2012 Field Hockey Players of the Week


October 29, 2012
Prillaman, a freshman from Magnolia, Del., led the Eagles to a pair of wins over the past week, including a quarterfinal victory over Roanoke. In the regular season finale, Prillaman scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Washington and Lee. The win locked up the third seed for BC in the ODAC tournament. She followed that performance with one of Bridgewater's goals in a 8-1 win over Roanoke to help propel the Eagles to the semifinals. On the year, Prillaman is ranked second in the league in goals scored with 14 and has tallied the most single-season goals for the Eagles program since Holly Ware's 16-goal effort in 1999. Prillaman also ranks in a tie for third in the league with 29 points.

October 22, 2012
Burleson, a senior from Newport News, Va., helped the Eagles to a 3-0 week including a pair of ODAC wins to move them into third position with one game left to play in the regular season. The senior back provided defensive support in BC's 2-1 win over Eastern Mennonite, marking the first win for the program over its cross-town rival since the 1982 season. Burleson then notched the only goal of the game in the Eagles 1-0 win at Sweet Briar on Saturday. She followed that with a goal and an assist in BC's 8-0 triumph at Hood, marking the road victories on the week.

October 15, 2012
VanHorn, a senior from Slatedale, Pa., helped the Hornets to a 2-1 week which featured their third ODAC win of the season. After a 3-2 overtime loss to Washington and Lee, VanHorn notched three goals in SU's remaining two games. She scored twice off penalty corners in a 3-2 win over St. Mary's (Md.) on Thursday. She followed that up with the game's only goal in a 1-0 win over Roanoke. VanHorn now has 17 points and eight goals on the season.

October 8, 2012
Jacobs, a sophomore from Orange, Va., led the Yellow Jackets to a pair of wins, including a league victory over Virginia Wesleyan to remain undefeated against conference opponents. Jacobs posted an assist and scored the game-winning goal in R-MC's 4-3 non-conference win over Frostburg State on Thursday. She followed that up by scoring the first goal of the game and assisting on Rachel Gardner's game-winner in double-overtime for a 2-1 Jackets' triumph. Jacobs is currently fourth in the ODAC in both goals (9) and points (22), while her two game-winning goals are tied for second in the league.

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2011 Field Hockey Players of the Week


October 31, 2011
Jacobs, a freshman from Orange, Va., helped R-MC lock up second place and a first-round bye in the ODAC Tournament with a hat trick against Virginia Wesleyan on Wednesday. In R-MC’s 4-1 win, Jacobs tied the game at 1-1 and then added another first half strike to pull the Jackets ahead for good at 2-1. Jacobs capped the scoring 64 minutes in to seal the win for R-MC. Jacobs now has a team best 12 goals on the season, which is second in the ODAC.

October 24, 2011
Goodman, a sophomore from Poquoson, Va., helped the Eagles stay in the running for second in the ODAC field hockey standings by leading Bridgewater to a comeback victory over Randolph-Macon last week. Goodman kicked off the game's scoring with the only first half goal of the contest, but Randolph-Macon added two in the second half to take a 2-1 lead. Goodman knotted the game with a little less than seven minutes to go, scoring the final goal of regulation. She completed her hat-trick 4:26 into the extra frame, propelling the Eagles to victory. Goodman leads BC with eight goals this season.

October 17, 2011
Leonard, a junior from Yorktown, Va., picks up her fifth weekly honor by leading the Hornets to a 5-0 shutout victory over then second-ranked Franklin & Marshall College on Tuesday night. Leonard played a part in four of the five goals as she notched a hat-trick and assisted on one other tally. She broke a 0-0 tie in the 56th minute with her first goal of the contest, and then followed that with another tally 78 seconds later. She struck again in the 63rd minute for a 4-0 lead, and assisted Nicole Marburger on the game's final goal in the 67th minute. Leonard leads the ODAC in points (51) and goals scored (22). Entering last week, she was fifth in the country in points per game (3.67) and sixth in goals per game (1.58). She has registered at least one point in all but one game this season, and has scored two goals in 6-of-13 games played.

October 10, 2011
Leonard, a junior from Yorktown, Va., earns her fourth weekly award of the 2011 season after notching five goals in a pair of victories for the Hornets this past week. Leonard opened the week with four goals in a 10-0 victory over ODAC foe Virginia Wesleyan. She followed that up with a tally in a 4-0 win against York College (Pa.). Leonard leads the #4 Hornets and the ODAC in points (44), goals scored (19) and shots taken (120). Entering last week's games, Lynchburg was tops in the country in goals scored per game (5.3) and scoring margin (4.6). Leonard was tied for seventh in points per game (3.4) and 11th in goals per game (1.4).

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2010 Field Hockey Players of the Week


November 1, 2010
Tran, a senior from Simsbury, Conn., scored two goals and added an assist in two games last week. Both goals came in a 4-1 win over Virginia Wesleyan in the ODAC quarterfinal round. She also assisted on the game-winning goal in overtime in a 2-1 win over Bridgewater on Wednesday. Tran is currently tied for third in the ODAC in points (34) and fifth in goals scored (14).

October 25, 2010
McCarthy, a senior from Rixeyville, Va., earns her second weekly award of the season. McCarthy rattled in the cage four times in the Yellow Jackets 6-1 win over Roanoke on Tuesday. On Saturday, she scored the game tying goal in the 64th minute. Randolph-Macon went on to win in overtime 2-1. McCarthy leads the team and is tied for second in the ODAC with 15 goals. She joins teammate Lauren Seal with 32 points, tied for third in the conference.

October 18, 2010
Weir, a senior from Richmond, Va., picks up her second straight weekly honor and second overall of the 2010 season. Weir scored two goals in the Hornets' 4-0 win over Randolph-Macon in the only action of the week for Lynchburg. She currently leads in the ODAC with 36 points and 15 goals.

October 11, 2010
Weir, a senior from Richmond, Va., scored four goals and had three assists in two games on the week. She notched three goals and dished out two assists in Lynchburg's 8-0 win over Washington and Lee. Two of her goals came in a 13-second spurt in the first half, which was part of a three-goal burst over 1:21 in which LC pushed to a 5-0 after just over 13 minutes of play. She followed that up with one goal and another helper in a 4-1 over Shenandoah. Weir has scored 13 goals on the season, eclipsing her career-high of 12 in 2009.

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2009 Field Hockey Players of the Week


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