Full NFHCA Release
GILBERT, Ariz. – Senior forward Charlotte Veitner, one of the most prolific scorers in UConn field hockey history, was named the Longstreth/ National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I Mideast Regional Player of the Year as announced on Tuesday.
Earlier in the week, Veitner was one of eight Huskies to earn All-Mideast Region honors by taking a spot on the first team. The award marks her second consecutive regional player of the year honor after earning the accolade in 2016. A UConn player has now won Mideast Region Player of the Year in each of the past five seasons.
Veitner led all scorers in the nation in 2017, ranking first in points per game (3.64) and goals per game (1.55). Her 80 points and 34 tallies were team high’s for the Huskies as Veitner paced the offense in both categories for the fourth straight year.
This season, the Dusseldorf, Germany native helped guide UConn (23-0) to an undefeated National Championship season as the squad became just the sixth program to accomplish the feat.
In addition to winning the programs’ fifth national title, Veitner has won several major awards and accolades this season. Veitner was tabbed the NCAA Field Hockey Division I Championship Most Valuable and earned her third consecutive BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year honor back in early November.
The two-time First Team All-American gathered a fortune of records during her time in a Huskies’ uniform. Earlier this season, she set the program’s all-time goals record, becoming the first Husky and just the 12th player in Division I to eclipse the 100-goal plateau. Through 92 career games, Veitner has notched 120 goals for fifth overall on the NCAA Field Hockey DI all-time scoring list. The forward ranks first in career goals scored among active DI players across the country. Veitner tops the UConn record book in points (299) and assists (63) as well.
In her career, the forward boasted 15 career hat tricks, while her 99 points (39g, 21a) as a sophomore are a single season program best. She holds UConn’s single game record for goals (6) and points (12) against Virginia in 2016 and set a BIG EAST record of 10 points (3g, 4a) at Villanova in 2017.
The Huskies have won four-straight BIG EAST Regular Season and Tournament Championships during her time at Connecticut and was a part of two National Championships, 2014 and 2017, respectively.
The Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-America squad will be announced on Dec. 5 and the National Player of the Year on Dec. 14.