Field Hockey Takes Home Three Patriot League Weekly Honors

Leopards earn Offensive, Defensive and Goalkeeper of the Week accolades

Kelsey Andersen was named the Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week.

Sept. 8, 2008

EASTON, Pa. - Three Lafayette field hockey players took home Patriot League weekly honors, marking the first time in team history the Leopards have received three of the four weekly league honors. Junior Kelly Hilovsky was named the Offensive Player of the Week, senior Jaclyn DiSanti was tabbed the Defensive Player of the Week and sophomore Kelsey Andersen was named Goalkeeper of the Week.

Hilovsky, a forward, earned the first league honor of her career following a two-goal performance in the Leopards' 3-1 win over Quinnipiac on Sunday. The Neuroscience major scored her first goal of the game at 23:13 following a penalty corner and her second came at the 58:33 mark in the second half. Hilovsky's second score matched her goal total from all of last season and she is now tied for the league lead in points with four.

DiSanti also earned the first weekly of her career after finishing with three points in the win over Quinnipiac. The senior scored the Leopards' second goal of the game just two minutes into the second half. Her score, which stood as the eventual game winner, came after she recorded an assist on Hilovsky's first half goal. DiSanti, a Psychology major, also recorded a defensive save in the game.

Andersen was named the Goalkeeper of the Week after making five saves against the Bobcats and allowing just one goal. The Biology major has played every minute of both Lafayette games this season, surrendered just two goals and boasts a .778 save percentage. Her 1.00 goals-against average leads the league. She also earned Goalkeeper of the Week honors once last season as a freshman.

This season, the Lafayette defense has held both of its opponents to just one goal and 16 combined shots, including only six by La Salle in the team's season opener on Aug. 31. The Lafayette offense has out shot its opponents by a combined 26-16 margin.

The Leopards are back on the road with a game at Rutgers on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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