NEW YORK – University of Connecticut sophomore forward Charlotte Veitner (Dusseldorf, Germany) was named Big East Offensive Player of the Week while senior midfielder Roisin Upton (Limerick, Ireland) earned Defensive Player of the Week recognition, as announced by the conference on Monday.
Veitner received her eighth honor of the season by putting up four goals and one assist to lead the Huskies past league foe Georgetown, 8-0, on Saturday. It was the seventh time this season that Veitner recorded three or more goals in a game.
Through 18 games, Veitner has totaled 86 points on 34 goals and 18 assists. She tops the Big East in points (25) and assists (9) while checking in at No. 1 in the nation in points per game (4.78), goals/game (1.89) and ties for second in assists/game (1.00).
Upton added two goals to the mix in UConn’s regular season finale. Nationally, she ranks fifth in points/game (2.71) and goals/game (1.00) while coming in ninth in assists/game (0.71).
Both Veitner and Upton joined UConn’s history books this season by becoming the 18th and 19th Husky players, respectively, to reach the 100-point career plateau.
Sophomore Casey Umstead (Sellersville, Pa.) found the back of the net twice and dished an assist in the victory for a spot on the Weekly Honor Roll.
The team effort helped the Huskies to their ninth undefeated regular season in Big East play en route to the program’s 15th regular season crown.
UConn will compete as the No. 1 seed in the Big East Championship set to begin on Nov. 6 in Norfolk, Va. The Huskies will take on the No. 4 seed Old Dominion in Friday’s semifinal contest at 2 p.m.
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