Michigan, Penn State Win Weekly Conference Field Hockey Honors

Oct. 5, 2009

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Offensive Player of the Week
Meredith Way, Michigan
Jr., M/B, Newmanstown, Pa./Lititz

Way led the Wolverines to two victories during the weekend, highlighted by a 3-1 upset of No. 17 Northwestern on Friday night. Way netted the first of three unanswered goals as the Wolverines came from behind to earn the victory against the Wildcats. She followed with a two-goal performance, her second two-goal game of the season, against St. Louis in a 7-0 Wolverine victory on Saturday. Way has 10 goals and 20 points on the season, stats that rank second and seventh, respectively, in the Big Ten. It is the first career weekly award for Way.

Last Michigan Offensive Player of the Week: Lucia Belassi (Sept. 17, 2007)


Defensive Player of the Week
Ali Meves, Penn State
Jr., GK, Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Wissahickon

Meves recorded 11 saves and allowed just one goal as Penn State upset No. 18 Ohio State, 2-1, in overtime on Friday afternoon. After the Buckeyes scored in the 14th minute, Meves dominated in net the rest of the way, making nine saves after halftime as the Nittany Lions rallied for the victory. Her 11 stops on Friday vaulted her into first in the Big Ten in saves (60) and save percentage (.769), making her fifth in goals-against average (2.13). It is Meves' first Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award.

Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: Jen Beaumont (Oct. 27, 2008)


Freshman of the Week
Kelsey Amy, Penn State
F, Sweet Valley, Pa./Lake-Lehman

Amy scored the game-winner in the Nittany Lions' 2-1 overtime victory against No. 18 Ohio State on Friday, the first time a Penn State freshman has scored a game-winning overtime goal in more than 10 years. The goal was the first of Amy's career as Penn State extended its Big Ten home-opening winning streak to eight. The freshman currently ranks sixth in conference play in shots with eight. The weekly honor is the first in her career.

Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: N/A