2014 Field Hockey Players of the Week

  • Ashley Cross, Shenandoah, Sr., Attack
    November 03, 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).
  • Carrie Jacobs, Randolph-Macon, Sr., Defender
    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.
  • Shannon Strosser, Bridgewater, So., Defender
    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.
  • Kelsey Link, Lynchburg, Sr., Attack
    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.
  • Courtney Gillette, Lynchburg, Jr., Defender
    October 06, 2014
    Gillette, a junior from Dover, Del., starred offensive and defensively from her backline position for the Hornets, helping Lynchburg to a 3-0 week that included a pair of conference wins. After LC defeated Eastern Mennonite, 5-3, on the road, Lynchburg welcomed Bridgewater to the Hill City. Gillette came forward to score the game-tying goal with less than five minutes to play to second the game into overtime. In the extra frame, she kept the game alive with a defensive save, and then converted a penalty to give LC a 4-3 victory. Lynchburg went on to defeat Washington and Jefferson on Sunday. The Hornets have not lost a game against a confernece opponent since 2008. Gillette now has nine points on four goals and one assist. She's second in the league with seven defensive saves.
  • Caroline Augsburger, Bridgewater, Sr., Midfielder
    September 29, 2014
    Augsburger, a senior from Lancaster, Pa., helped the Eagles to a pair of wins last week, including one ODAC triumph. In a 5-3 win over Roanoke, she netted the first two goals of the game and then assisted on the next two Eagles' tallies as BC opened its conference slate with a victory. Later in the week, Augsburger scored once and helped out on another goal in Bridgewater's 4-1 win at Frostburg State. For the season, Augsburger is tied atop the ODAC with 15 points on five goals and five assists.
  • Shelbi Holloman, Roanoke, So., Attack
    September 22, 2014
    Holloman, a sophomore from Suffolk, Va., helped the Maroons to a 3-0 week as she collected eight total points. She opened on Wednesday with the game-winner in a 3-2 triumph at Wilson. She followed that up with a hat-trick in a 5-0 win at Ferrum College. The Maroons also defeated Bethany University (W.Va.) on the weekend. Holloman currently leads the ODAC with six goals scored and 12 total points.
  • Katerina DeSimone, Roanoke, So., Defender
    September 15, 2014
    DeSimone, a sophomore from Huntington, N.Y., gave Roanoke its first win of the season in a 2-1 triumph at Hood. With less than three minutes to play in regulation, the Maroons defender found the back of the cage to break a 1-1 tie. The goal is the first career tally in a Maroons uniform for DeSimone.
  • Maggie Waxter, Washington and Lee, So., Attack
    September 08, 2014
    Waxter, a sophomore from Baltimore, Md., helped the Generals to a 3-1 week by scoring one goal in each contest this week. She has also now scored in all five of W&L's games in 2014, with her five tallies tying for the most scored by a General in all of 2013. Waxter a goal each in wins over Transylvania (5-0) and Hendrix (3-1), followed by one more in a loss to Rhodes (2-1). Her final tally of the week proved to be the game-winner in a 4-2 triumph over Sewannee. All four Generals' wins came on the road.
  • Alenka Ferrufino, Bridgewater, Jr., Attack
    September 02, 2014
    Ferrufino, a junior from Manassas, Va., started off the 2014 season with a bang amidst stormy weather over the weekend as the Eagles went 1-1. In a 4-1 victory over Hendrix, Ferrufino scored twice in the first half before storms forced the game to be halted. Ferrufino carried her momentum into Sunday morning as she tallied a third time to open the season with a hat-trick.