COMPLETE NFHCA RELEASE
STORRS, Conn. – Junior forward Charlotte Veitner, the UConn field hockey all-time leader in points and assists, was named NFHCA Mideast Region Player of the Year on Thursday following her stellar season that helped lead the Huskies to the NCAA Final Four.
Earlier in the week, Veitner was one of seven Huskies to earn All-Mideast Region honors by taking a spot on the First Team. A UConn player has now won Mideast Region Player of the Year in each of the past four seasons.
Veitner ranked among the top scorers in the nation in 2016, sitting third in goals per game (1.13) and second in points per game (2.96). Her trademark performance was a six-goal game against then-No. 14 Virginia, a single-game program record.
Her 27 goals, 17 assists and 71 points were all team-highs on UConn (22-2), following up on her single-season program record of 99 points as a sophomore.
With two assists against Boston College in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Veitner passed Lauren Henderson for the program’s all-time points record. Currently, she has 218 points heading into her senior season.
It was Veitner’s goal in double-overtime against No. 3 Syracuse in the NCAA second round that punched UConn’s ticket to the Final Four in Norfolk, Va.
This is one of several major awards Veitner has already earned, prior to the All-America announcement next week. She was named Big East Offensive Player of the Year for the second straight season back in early November.
All-American nominations will be announced next Wednesday, Dec. 7. The seven Huskies who earned All-Mideast Region honors are eligible for the honor.