Sept. 17, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - Graduate student back Louisa Boddy has been named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts in leading the No. 5 University of Connecticut field hockey team to a pair of shut out victories over the weekend, as announced by the league on Monday. Additionally, sophomore forward Chloe Hunnable earned mention on the weekly honor roll.
Boddy recorded UConn's second hat trick of the season in addition to anchoring a Husky defense that shut out both of its opponents over the weekend. Boddy and the UConn defense allowed Rutgers to attempt only eight shots in the Huskies 5-0 victory on Saturday and held Yale to just one shot on Sunday.
More impressively, Boddy scored three goals against the Scarlet Knights, including the game-winner. Boddy joined Hunnable as Huskies to record hat tricks this season and she becomes the fourth different Husky to record a hat trick in the last three seasons.
Boddy and the Connecticut defense have allowed only three goals all season long and have posted four shutouts in seven games. The opposition has managed only 0.43 goals per game this season and the Huskies have yet to allow a goal in four home games this year.
Hunnable scored one goal and added three assists during the perfect week.
UConn is now off to its best start since the 2009 team began the season by winning its first 11 games. Connecticut's best start all-time came when the 1999 team won its first 23 contests.
The Huskies are back in action on Friday, September 21 when the team welcomes New Hampshire to Storrs. Game time is set for 7 p.m. at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex.