STORRS, Conn. – With week one in the books, the No. 4 University of Connecticut field hockey team has received national recognition after posting a 2-0 record. Aside from their top five ranking, the Huskies Casey Umstead was awarded honorable mention status in the first Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I weekly awards, as announced Wednesday.
The senior back anchored a Husky defense that led the way in two shutouts over top-15 opponents No. 13 Stanford and No. 14 Northwestern last weekend. Umstead also added to the offense, notching two goals and an assist on the attack.
Additionally, goalkeeping Nina Klein and UConn’s defense found themselves amongst the DI leaders in a number of categories.
Thanks to back-to-back shutout victories to open the season, UConn and starting goalkeeper Nina Klein, are in a tie for first place for goals against average (0.00), shutout percentage (1.000), save percentage (1.000) and winning percentage (1.000). Only six other DI teams across the country have not allowed a goal so far.
UConn is back in action on Sunday, September 3 at Michigan in their first road tilt of the season.