ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – South Atlantic Conference Carolinas announced the first AstroTurf Field Hockey Players of the Week for the 2019 season. Limestone's Kelly Diplock was named the Offensive Player of the Week, while Queens' Avian Thompson was named Defensive Player of the Week.
Diplock, junior forward from Harare, Zimbabwe, provided the offensive spark for the Saints in their 3-2, double overtime win over Southern New Hampshire. Diplock had a hand in all three Limestone goals, providing the assist on the Saints' first goal of the game and then scoring the final two, including the game-winner in double overtime. This is Diplock's first offensive player of the week honor this season.
Thompson, a sophomore goalie from Hummelstown, Pa., led the Royals to a record of 1-1 to start the season. She recorded 11 saves on the week, including nine against nationally ranked No. 1 Shippensburg. She also picked up a shutout victory for Queens with two saves against Mercyhurst. This is Thompson's first defensive player of the week accolade of the season.
2019 South Atlantic Conference Carolinas AstroTurf Field Hockey Players of the Week
Offensive Player of the Week
Sept. 11 – Kelly Diplock, Limestone
Defensive Player of the Week
Sept. 11 – Avian Thompson, Queens
AstroTurf is an official corporate partner of the South Atlantic Conference and title sponsor of the Conference's Player of the Week awards program.
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