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Hannah Richard and a pair of Albany standouts earned America East's weekly field hockey honors Monday.
Courtesy: America East Communications

UNH's Richard, Albany's Primus, Heuser Earn Weekly Awards

Release: 09/16/2013
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A trio of players from teams that have claimed the last two America East field hockey titles are this week's weekly award winners.

Player of the Week
Hannah Richard, Sr., New Hampshire
Hopkinton, N.H.

  • Scored two goals in as many games last week with both scores coming in Sunday's 3-1 over Northeastern, an NCAA tournament team a year ago.
  • Broke a 1-1 tie with a score in the 28th minute and provided an insurance tally in the 32nd minute.
  • The two goals matched her career high.

Defensive Player of the Week
Maxi Primus, Fr., Albany
Berlin, Germany

  • The freshman goalkeeper allowed just two goals on 10 shots last week, leading Albany to wins over Yale and Rutgers.
  • Made one stop in a 4-2 win over Yale Saturday.
  • Stopped a career-high seven shots, more than in her first four games of the season combined, in a 4-0 win over Rutgers Sunday.

Rookie of the Week
Paula Heuser, Fr., Albany
Monchengladbach, Germany

  • Racked up three goals and one assist in leading Albany to two wins last week.
  • Scored twice in the second half of the Great Danes' 4-2 win over Yale Saturday.
  • Scored again and added an assist in Sunday's 4-0 win over Rutgers.

Around the League

  • Albany's beat Yale and Rutgers this past weekend to improve to 5-0, its best start since moving to Division I in 2001.
  • The Great Danes are ranked 13th in the NFHCA/Penn Monto poll and should move up when the newest edition comes out Tuesday.
  • The Great Danes have outscored opponents 23-3 in those three games and lead the nation in scoring margin (4.0).
  • Fairfield (4-2), Maine (3-4) and New Hampshire (2-4) also picked up wins over the weekend.
  • America East teams went 4-2 on Sunday.

2013 America East Field Hockey Weekly Award Winners
Sept. 3 - Player of the Week: Liza Morgan, Albany
              Rookie of the Week: Paula Heuser, Albany
         9 - Player of the Week: Nicole Sevey, Maine
              Defensive Player of the Week: Carlie Tarbell, New Hampshire
              Rookie of the Week: Julie de Paeuw, Fairfield
       16 - Player of the Week: Hannah Richard, New Hampshire
              Defensive Player of the Week: Maxi Primus, Albany
              Rookie of the Week: Paula Heuser, Albany

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