GREENSBORO, N.C. – Syracuse’s Emma Lamison has been named the ACC Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week, while Boston College’s Chelcie Mendonca and Duke’s Sammi Steele were named Co-Defensive Players of the Week.
Lamison led the way offensively for No. 1 Syracuse in its 4-2 win over No. 11 Wake Forest. She scored the Orange’s first two goals to give Syracuse 1-0 and 2-1 advantages, helping the team move to 7-0 overall and 2-0 in ACC play. The senior forward from Liverpool, New York, created the first goal after taking a pass from Liz Sack following a prolonged Orange attack, moving to her right and shooting into the lower left corner across cage. She followed that up by corralling a long rebound from a ball sent in from outside the circle.
Lining up at right back for the first time this season, Mendonca and the Boston College defense helped the Eagles go 2-0 on the weekend with wins over No. 3 North Carolina and at Northeastern. In the 2-1 victory over the Tar Heels, the first for Boston College since 2008, Mendonca scored the game-winning goal on a penalty corner and helped the defense hold the Tar Heels to one goal. In Sunday’s 8-1 win, the junior back from Brampton, Ontario, helped limit Northeastern to one goal and assisted on the game-winning goal.
Steele spearheaded two solid defensive performances, helping the Blue Devils extend their program-best start to the season at 8-0. She limited a Louisville offense averaging over four goals a game to just one score on a penalty corner in Friday’s matchup of unbeaten teams. After Duke scored the go-ahead goal in the 63rd minute, Steele kept the Cardinals off the board for the duration to give the Blue Devils their fifth victory over a ranked opponent. Steele and the defense collected their third shutout of the year Sunday at Miami, holding the RedHawks scoreless on seven shots and four penalty corners.