NEW YORK – For the second week in a row, sophomore forward Charlotte Veitner (Dusseldorf, Germany) earned Big East Offensive Player of the Week honors while senior midfielder Roisin Upton (Limerick, Ireland) was named Big East Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the conference on Monday afternoon.
This is the sixth league honor for Veitner this season, coming on the heels of totaling 12 points on five goals and two assists last weekend. She posted her sixth game with at least three goals and added two assists in UConn’s 8-0 triumph over conference foe Temple on Friday. Veitner finished out Sunday’s 6-0 win against Drexel with the first and last goals of the game.
Overall, Veitner tops the Big East and leads the national Division I rankings with 5.00 points per game and 2.15 goals per game. She now has a career-high 28 goals and 65 points to pace the Huskies.
Upton anchored the back line that allowed only 12 shots in UConn’s pair of wins in the City of Brotherly Love over the weekend. She helped to limit Temple to four shots, all of which happened in the second half, while Drexel only tallied eight shots. Upton recorded a goal against the Owls along with one goal and one assist versus the Dragons.
Graduate student midfielder Pippa Lewis (Malvern, England) notched one goal and one assist in both of Connecticut’s outings to earn a spot on the Big East Weekly Honor Roll. Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Nina Klein (Topton, Pa.) joined her teammate on the honor roll after making five saves, four of which were against Drexel. She had her fourth-straight and sixth overall solo shutout of the season. Klein also checks in at No. 1 nationally and in the conference in goals against average (0.32) and save percentage (0.867).
UConn will get back into league play when it hosts Old Dominion on Saturday, Oct. 17 at noon in Storrs.
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