FIELD HOCKEY'S SHEA NAMED PLAYER OF THE WEEK BY AMERICA EAST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.Meg Shea (Melrose, Mass.), a senior forward on the University of New Hampshire field hockey team, was named Player of the Week by the America East conference on Monday. She received the same honor Sept. 14.

Shea recorded five goals, including two game-winning tallies, and one assist for a total of 11 points to lead UNH to victories against Dartmouth College (4-0), University of Vermont (3-1) and University of Michigan (3-2, double overtime) last week.

She capped the week with the game-winning goal against Michigan on Oct. 11, and that tally extended her point-scoring streak to 13 games; it also marked her fifth consecutive game with a goal.

One day earlier, Shea recorded a goal and assist in the second half to spark UNH to a 3-1 road win vs. UVM; her assist set up the game-winning goal in the 42nd minute and her goal extended the lead to 3-1 in the 54th minute.

Shea opened the week by matching her personal bests in both goals (three) and points (six) in a 4-0 win at Dartmouth on Oct. 7. In that game, she opened the scoring with goals in the 11th and 12 minutes to quickly give UNH a 2-0 lead and then closed the scoring in the 48th minute.

Shea leads the America East conference in both points per game (3.08) and goals per game (1.38). She is atop the UNH leaderboard in both goals (18) and points (40), as well as shots (47) and shooting percentage (.383). Her 18 goals ranks fifth on the program’s list of single-season superlatives and her 40 points is tied for fourth.

New Hampshire returns to action Oct. 17 (1 p.m.) at Boston University. The Wildcats’ next home game is Oct. 18 (3 p.m.) against Boston College.

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