Kahlert, Chillano, and Lagerweij Earn ACC Weekly Honors
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Louisville’s Lotta Kahlert has been named the ACC Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week, while Duke’s Alyssa Chillano and Syracuse’s Lies Lagerweij have been named Co-Defensive Players of the Week.
A senior from Hamburg, Germany, Kahlert led the Cardinals offensively with three goals as Louisville opened its home season with wins over Brown and Richmond. Kahlert, who currently stands second on the team with four goals on the season, had two shots and one goal in the 7-1 win over Brown and connected on both of her shots in the Cards’ 5-1 victory over Richmond.
Chillano helped the Blue Devils claim their second consecutive B1G/ACC Cup at the home of USA Field Hockey over the weekend. She anchored a back line that posted its second straight shutout in a 1-0 victory over No. 6 Maryland Friday. The Terrapins entered the top-10 matchup averaging 3.5 goals per game but were held scoreless by Chillano and the Duke defense on 12 shots and four penalty corners. In Sunday’s win against Northwestern, Chillano provided offensive firepower in addition to some key defensive play in overtime. The junior back from Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, evened the match at 1-1 following an early strike by the Wildcats, and put away the game winner in the 76th minute. Chillano is currently tied for first on the squad with four goals and one assist on the year.
Lagerweij single-handedly overcame a late deficit and kept the Orange undefeated in a 3-2 overtime thriller vs. No. 13 Liberty. The junior back from Delft, Netherlands, scored the equalizer in the 68th minute off a corner to knot the game at two and send it to overtime, and followed that score with the game winner in the 73rd minute. She also limited Liberty’s offensive production from her center back position, holding the Flames to just eight shots in the contest. On Sunday, Lagerweij posted another strong defensive and offensive effort, defensively holding the Pride to seven shots on net while only yielding one corner and tallying another two goals in the 5-1 win. She netted the first goal of the game off a corner play, then buried another corner in the 68th minute.