NEW YORK – No. 4 University of Connecticut field hockey freshman forward Charlotte Veitner (Dusseldorf, Germany) has been named the Big East Offensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday morning.
Veitner was an integral piece of UConn’s two-win weekend, which was highlighted by a 7-1 victory over conference foe Providence on Friday night. The freshman recorded eight points, on two goals and four assists over the weekend.
On Friday, she was credited with the game-winning score and also assisted on another Husky goal later in the game. She followed up the performance with a three-assist, one-goal effort against the Bulldogs on Sunday in the team’s regular season home finale.
Overall, Veitner checks in at No. 4 in the conference and No. 42 in the country with 1.64 points per game. Her 22 points are a team-best and she is also one of four Huskies with at least six goals in 2014.
“Charlotte has made an immediate impact on our team's success from day one,” said UConn head coach Nancy Stevens. “She combines an accomplished skill set with a keen desire to excel. Our forwards continue to work well together, which is the key to individual success leading to team success.”
UConn’s 15-goal output is the most by any league team in a back-to-back span since the 2010 season when UConn scored 16 over two games against Yale (7) and Georgetown (9).
The Huskies continue league play on Friday, Oct. 24 when the squad heads to Villanova to take on the Wildcats at 7 p.m.