NEW YORK - University of Connecticut sophomore forward Charlotte Veitner (Dusseldorf, Germany) has been named the Big East Offensive Player of the Week for the third-straight time, as announced by the conference on Monday afternoon.
Veitner posted a hat trick in three consecutive games for the Huskies, including in Friday's 5-0 victory over New Hampshire. Veitner capitalized on a feed from freshman Amelia Iacobucci (Malvern, Pa.) deep in the circle to score the first goal of the game. With just 36-seconds left before the first half expired, Veitner received sophomore Kendall Youngblood's (Milwaukee, Wis.) rebound to give UConn a 3-0 lead. She completed her trifecta by ripping a shot from the top of the crease into the back of the cage.
Veitner picked up an assist to go along with her game-winner in the Huskies' 2-1 triumph against Boston College on Sunday. Veitner inserted the ball from a penalty corner to graduate student Pippa Lewis (Malvern, England). Lewis laid down the stick-stop and left the ball for senior Roisin Upton (Limerick, Ireland). Upton launched a shot towards goal and Veitner cut in to tip the ball in the right corner.
Through six games, Veitner ranks second nationally among Division I leaders in points per game (4.83) and goals per game (2.33). She leads the team and league with 14 goals and 29 points. UConn is the only team that remains undefeated in the Big East and is one of five teams nationally that are yet to record a loss.
Junior Anna Middendorf (Bremen, Germany) made the Big East Weekly Honor Roll after she notched her first goal of the season against New Hampshire and also assisted senior Mckenzie Townsend (Harpursville, N.Y.) on a goal. She gave UConn a 1-0 advantage against Boston College after powering a shot to the top right corner of the net.
The Huskies are back in action on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. when they host Lafayette at George J. Sherman Family-Sports Complex.