North Carolina’s Craddock Named Field Hockey Player of the Week


Senior forward led UNC to two ranked victories

ACC Players of the Week Presented by Havoline

GREENSBORO, N.C. – North Carolina senior forward Charlotte Craddock has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey Player of the Week after scoring the game-winning goal in two victories over Top 10 opponents.

On Friday at No. 6 Boston College, Craddock scored the game winner in the fourth minute of overtime play, the Tar Heels’ first extra period of the year. Her shot from mid-circle gave North Carolina a 3-2 win to improve to 2-1 in ACC play.

On Sunday, the Tar Heels played No. 2 Connecticut in a neutral-site game at Boston College. Again it was Craddock who broke the tie, this time on an unassisted goal with 10 minutes remaining in the game. She shot from just inside the circle to put the Tar Heels up 2-1, a margin that would hold up for the win.

Craddock leads UNC with nine goals this season, five of which have been game winners for the top-ranked Tar Heels (8-1). The forward from Wolverhampton, England, has scored the deciding goal in both of UNC’s conference wins.