NEWLA Weekly Honors for April 12, 2010
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Rachel Dionne, Westfield
(Junior, Midfield - Feeding Hills, Mass.)
Dionne scored 13 goals with seven assist for 20 points in a 3-0 week for Westfield. The junior midfielder also added 11 ground balls, three draw controls and three caused turnovers. Dionne had five goals, two assists and four ground balls in big 18-17 overtime victory over Castleton State. She scored the game-tying goal with less than three minutes to play in regulation to send the game into overtime and scored the game-tying goal in overtime with Westfield trailing 17-16.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Meghan Griffin, Bridgewater
(Senior, Goaltender - Billerica, MA)
Griffin backstopped the Bears to a perfect 3-0 week as she recorded three wins between the pipes. Griffin made 28 saves during the week and posted an 8.46 goals against average. She was at her best in a 15-13 win over MIT as she made a season-high 17 saves. Griffin also allowed just five goals and turned aside ten shots in BSC's 23-9 NEWLA triumph over Worcester State. In Bridgewater's 22-2 Alliance victory over Becker, Griffin did not allow a goal and made one save, and also netted her first goal of the season.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Ari Colella, Westfield
(Freshman, Attack - Franklin, Mass.)
In a 3-0 week for Westfield, Colella scored 9 goals with 2 assists for 11 points while collecting four ground balls and winning three draw controls. Thre freshman attacker had five goals and one assist in 27-15 victory over Norwich. Colella scored two goals in big 18-17 overtime win over Castleton State and added two goals and one assist in 22-9 win at Becker College.