Richard Honored as America East Player of the Week

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.Hannah Richard (Hopkinton, N.H.), a senior forward on the University of New Hampshire field hockey team, was named America East Player of the Week on Monday.

Richard tied her career high of two goals – on just two shots – to propel UNH to a 3-1 victory at home against Northeastern University on Sept. 15. She broke a 1-1 tie at 27:45 and struck again at 31:36 to give the Wildcats a two-goal advantage. 

With that two-goal performance, Richard, who has started all six games this season, is now tied for the team lead in goals (four) and she ranks second in points (eight). Her four goals have come on just eight shots for a .500 shooting percentage, and all four of her shots on goal have been goals. Richard also scored the game-winning goal vs. University of the Pacific on Sept. 8.

This marks the third career America East Player of the Week award for Richard, who received the honor twice (Sept. 17 and Oct. 29) as a junior in 2012. 

In 65 career games, Richard has compiled 43 points on 19 goals and five assists.

New Hampshire (2-4 overall, 0-0 America East) returns to action Sept. 21 (12 p.m.) in a neutral-site game against Central Michigan University at the University of Maine.

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