2017 Field Hockey Players of the Week

  • Ali Bishop, Bridgewater, So., Goalkeeper
    October 30, 2017
    Bishop, a sophomore from Felton, Del., stepped up with 19 saves over two league contests last week to help the Eagles wrap up the fourth seed in the upcoming ODAC Tournament. Bishop opened her week with eight saves in 70 minutes of action for a 2-1 victory at Virginia Wesleyan. She upped the ante in a second full game against Shenandoah, stopped 11 shots shot of the cage to lock up a 1-0 shutout. For the season, Bishop is fifth in the ODAC in saves (72), seventh in goals-against-average (2.08), and eighth in save percentage (.720).
  • Nikki Simpao, Lynchburg, Jr., Midfielder
    October 23, 2017
    Simpao, a junior from Stafford, Va., exploded for 19 points in the Hornets 2-0 week. Among the national leaders in several categories, Simpao opened with four goals and a pair of assists as Lynchburg posted a 10-1 victory at Ferrum. She again found the back of the cage four times against Randolph-Macon, chipping in an assist to help push Lynchburg to 5-1 in the ODAC standings. For the season, Simpao leads the ODAC in points (59) and assists (13) and is tied atop the goals scored chart (23).
  • Jackie Lerro, Lynchburg, Fr., Forward
    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.
  • Haley Tucker, Washington and Lee, Jr., Midfielder
    October 09, 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.
  • Haley Tucker, Washington and Lee, Jr., Midfielder
    October 02, 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.
  • Lauren Heffron, Roanoke, Fr., Midfielder
    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.
  • Ariyel Yavalar, Washington and Lee, Jr., Goalkeeper
    September 18, 2017
    Yavalar, a junior from Baltimore, Md., put together a strong week guarding the Generals cage in a pair of one-goal victories. Yavalar stepped up with three saves as Washington and Lee pulled out a 1-0 overtime victory over Elizabethtown. She then came up with 11 stops to help preserve a 2-1 victory over Juniata. For the season, Yavalar is second in the ODAC in goals-against-average (1.21) and save percentage (.805) and third in saves (33).
  • Jackie Lerro, Lynchburg, Fr., Forward
    September 11, 2017
    Lerro, a freshman from Royerstown, Pa., helped the Hornets move to 4-0 on the season with a pair of victories last week, including a triumph over nationally 18th-ranked Alvernia. In that contest, Lerro came thru with what would turn out to be the deciding goal in the 37th minute of a 3-1 Lynchburg victory. She then exploded in game two, beating the keeper four times in a 45-minute span to defeat Albright College, 5-1. Lerro is currently tied for third in the ODAC with 10 points on five goals scored.
  • Taylor Hayes, Shenandoah, So., Midfielder
    September 05, 2017
    Hayes, a sophomore from Fredericksburg, Va., helped the Hornets open the new season with a pair of non-conference victories over the weekend. She began her campain with two goals and an assist in a 10-0 victory at Hood College. Hayes then shut the door on a 2-0 home-opening victory over Washington & Jefferson College, tallying the in the 54th minute with a converted penatly stroke to seal the win.