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Albany's Daphne Voormolen took home America East field hockey Player of the Week honors Monday.
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Albany's Voormolen, Fairfield's Bennett, DePauw Earn Weekly Awards

Release: 09/23/2013
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Three players from America East's two hottest field hockey teams are the league's weekly award winners this week:

Player of the Week
Daphne Voormolen, Sr., Albany
Rotterdam, Netherlands

  • Racked up four goals and three assists to lead Albany to three wins last week.
  • Scored twice and added as many assists in a 6-0 win over Siena on Wednesday.
  • Added a goal and an assist in a 4-2 win over two-time defending Patriot League champion Lafayette Friday.
  • Capped her week with a goal in Sunday's 4-1 win at Lehigh.
  • Moved into third on Albanys all-time career goal list.

Defensive Player of the Week
Caitlyn Bennett, Fr., Fairfield
Fairfield, Conn.

  • The freshman goalkeeper allowed one goal in leading the Stags to two wins last week.
  • Made one stop in a 2-1 overtime win over crosstown-rival Fairfield on Friday.
  • Stopped five shots to record her first career shutout in a 4-0 win over Siena Sunday.

Rookie of the Week
Julie de Paeuw, Fr., Fairfield
Chaumont Gistoux, Belguim

  • Tallied seven points (3G, 1A) in Fairfield's two wins last week.
  • Had the game-winning score in the Stags' 2-1 overtime win over Fairfield on Friday.
  • Scored twice and set up a goal in Sunday's win over Siena.

Around the League

  • Albany's won three games last week to improve to 8-0, its best start since moving to Division I in 2001.
  • The Great Danes, one of just four unbeaten teams in the nation, are ranked 11th in the NFHCA/Penn Monto poll and should move up when the newest edition comes out Tuesday.
  • The Great Danes have outscored opponents 37-6 this season and lead the nation averaging 4.6 goals per game.
  • Fairfield (6-2), Maine (4-4), New Hampshire (3-4) and UMass Lowell (1-6) also picked up wins over the weekend.
  • The Stags have won three games in a row, UNH has won two of its last three and the Black Bears four of their last five.
  • The River Hawk's win was their first at the Division I level.

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
       23 - Player of the Week: Daphne Voormolen, Albany
              Defensive Player of the Week: Caitlyn Bennett, Fairfield
              Rookie of the Week: Julie de Paeuw, Fairfield

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