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Pair of Huskies Earn Big East Honors

Sept. 5, 2016

STORRS, Conn. – Following Sunday’s 7-2 victory over Drexel, junior Casey Umstead and sophomore Amanda Collins from the University of Connecticut field hockey team have both earned Big East recognition after their strong performances against the Dragons.

Collins was named Big East Offensive Player of the Week and Umstead was selected as Big East Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the conference on Monday afternoon.

Umstead scored a game-high two goals on six shots on Sunday, while shutting down Drexel’s top attacker in Idrienne Walker. Collins added a goal and two assists in the victory, serving as one of six players to score for the Huskies.

Both players, along with senior Anna Middendorf, are tied for the team-lead with three goals each this season. The Huskies (3-0) have outscored opponents, 14-5, and outshot opponents, 64-16, in games against No. 11 Stanford, Pacific and Drexel.

It is the second career Offensive Player of the Week award for Collins and the first Defensive Player of the Week honor for Umstead.



UConn returns to action on Friday to play at UMass with a start time of 4 p.m. The Huskies play their next home game on Sunday against Harvard at 1 p.m. Check back later in the week for a weekend preview.