Vote for Journal News/lohud Field Hockey Player of the Week
Each week during the fall season, The Journal News/lohud asks its readers to vote online for the field hockey player of the week.
Last week, with coaches naming eight players, Clarkstown South’s Shana Goldsmith, who sparked a win from behind over Suffern with a goal and a closed defence, took the honor.
Goldsmith garnered 1,204 of the 2,837 votes cast. Second was Ava Harman of Putnam Valley, who had 584 votes.
This week, the coaches named six athletes for their game from September 26 to October 26. 1.
Please read their performance below, then scroll down to the poll to vote.
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But vote quickly. The poll will close at noon on Tuesday and the results will be announced later today via social media.
Last week’s poll:Vote now for the player of the week
Last week’s ranking:There is a change at n°1 and a newcomer in the ranking
Kate Asrab, Panas
The junior goaltender didn’t register a “W” last week, but that’s all she didn’t. In a performance by opposition coach Debbi Walsh of the John Jay-Cross River rated as “incredible”, Astrab stopped 25 shots in a 5-0 loss to Wolves. She was also outstanding against Yorktown, making 18 saves in a 1-0 loss and stopping all six shots she faced in a scoreless tie with Pawling.
Ava Chiaravalle, rye
The senior striker registered two goals and three assists last week. She scored and also assisted on the Garnets’ other goal in a 2-0 win over Pelham and had a goal and two assists in a win over Somers. Although he doesn’t officially appear on the scoresheet, Chiaravalle was also an attacking leader in Rye’s 2-1 upset against Scarsdale.
Ava DeBacco, North Rockland
The second-year center forward scored twice in a win over Clarkstown North. Playing well both offensively and defensively, she also scored the third-quarter tying goal in what ended up being a one-goal loss to ranked Clarkstown South.
Mackenzie Mauro, Scarsdale
The senior midfielder was off the scoresheet last week but excelled for the then top-rated Raiders. Quick, able to anticipate plays and known for his restlessness, Mauro played stop defense and also launched several attacking drives from his midfield position during a draw with Greeley and a defeat of a goal against Rye.
Sofia Sanchez, Brewster
The senior midfielder, who is blessed with incredible speed and has developed solid stickhandling skills and a very strong drive, created a good chunk of the Bears’ offense in a loss to Hen Hud. Defensively, she also helped stop several corners, using her speed from the flyer position.
Ella St. Louis, Clarkstown South
Despite playing sick, the senior midfielder continued her dominance throughout the season on the right side of the pitch. Although she didn’t score in the Vikings’ two of nine wins last week, she consistently took the ball downfield, dodging and running deep past defenders, to put her team in scoring position. She also excelled defensively with numerous tackles and interceptions in both games.
Nancy Haggerty covers cross country, track and field, field hockey, skiing, ice hockey, women’s lacrosse and other sporting events for The Journal News/lohud. Follow her on Twitter at @HaggertyNancy and @LoHudHockey.