GILBERT, Ariz. — Belmont Abbey sophomore Maddie Mitchell has been named the Play Safe Turf & Track Division II Offensive Player of the Week by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association, the league announced today. The release comes on the heels of this morning's news that Mitchell was also selected as Astroturf South Atlantic Conference Carolinas Field Hockey League Player of the Week.
Mitchell, from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, tallied nine points in a pair of conference wins. On Tuesday, she scored twice and assisted once in a 6-0 win over Converse, then netted one goal and assisted on two others in a 4-3 win at Newberry on Saturday.
The Crusaders (6-4 overall) are tied for first at the halfway point of league play with a 5-1 record. They host Limestone in a crucial matchup tomorrow at 4 p.m. at Alumni Field.