2016 Field Hockey Players of the Week

  • Kayla Copeman, Lynchburg, So, Forward
    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.
  • Emily Matisons, Bridgewater, Fr, Forward
    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).
  • Nikki Simpao, Lynchburg, So., Forward
    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).
  • Kendall Peterson, Washington and Lee, Sr., Midfielder
    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.
  • Emily Matisons, Bridgewater, Fr, Forward
    October 03, 2016
    Matisons, a freshman from Perth, Australia, helped the Eagles to a pair of wins with nine points last week. In Bridgewater's 2-0 win over Randolph-Macon, Matisons put in both tallies to kickoff her four-goal week. She added two more tallies and an assist in a 4-0 victory at Ferrum. For the season, Matisons is fifth in the ODAC with 14 points on five goals and four assists, the latter of which ranks second in the conference.
  • Shelbi Holloman, Roanoke, Sr., Forward
    September 26, 2016
    Holloman, a senior from Suffolk, Va., became just the second Maroon to break the 100 career point plateau last week as she led Roanoke to a 2-1 showing. Holloman opened the week with a goal in a 5-0 win at Hood. She then helped the Maroons rebound from a 2-0 setback at Centre with a 7-1 victory at Transylvania. She scored four times and dished out an assist in that contest, becoming the first Roanoke player since 2003 to score four goals in a game. Holloman now has 102 points in her career, just 20 shy of the school record. For the season, Holloman leads the ODAC in points (25), goals scored (10), and assists (5).
  • Tessa Tierson, Bridgewater, So., Forward
    September 19, 2016
    Tierson, a sophomore from Dover, Del., helped the Eagles to a 1-1 showing against a pair of top-16 programs last week. Tierson registered an assist in Bridgewater's loss (7-2) to 16th-ranked Mary Washington during the midweek. Then she provided the game's lone goal as BC rebounded for a 1-0 road victory at 14th-ranked Christopher Newport University. The victory was the Eagles' third over a ranked opponent in their last 10 games dating back to last season. Tierson has registered nine points on three goals and three assists this season, the latter tying for third in the ODAC.
  • Haley Tucker, Washington and Lee, Fr., GK
    September 12, 2016
    Tucker, a sophomore from Manakin-Sabot, Va., had a hand in four of the Generals six goals scored last week as Washington and Lee posted a pair of wins over St. Mary's (Md.) and Kenyon. Tucker assisted Maggie Waxter on the first goal and then capped the game's scoring with a goal of her own in W&L's 3-1 triumph over St. Mary's. She then found the cage twice in a 3-1 over Kenyon, notching the first tally of the contest and then again putting the finishing touches on the Generals' efforts. For the season, Tucker is tied for third in the ODAC with eight points on three goals and two assists.
  • Shelbi Holloman, Roanoke, Sr., Attack
    September 06, 2016
    Holloman, a senior from Suffolk, Va., helped the Maroons get off to a 2-0 start with wins at Ferrum and against Washington College. Holloman tallied twice in a 4-0 triumph over the Panthers, adding an assist on Roanoke's first goal of the season just 41-seconds into the contest at Ferrum. She followed that with another goal and two assists in a 4-2 victory over Washington. Holloman leads the ODAC thru the first weekend of competition with nine points.