WATERVILLE, Maine – The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) has announced its weekly awards for field hockey, and Thomas College swept all three awards with Haley Thebarge (Smithfield, Maine) was named Player of the Week, Lindsey Gregoire (Kennebunk, Maine) earned Rookie of the Week and Leah Kruse (Norridgewock, Maine) was tabbed Defensive Player of the Week. This is the second consecutive week the Terriers have swept the conference awards.
Thebarge contributed on both the offensive and defensive end this week for the Terriers. The sophomore back registered two goal goals on Sunday to force overtime against Salve Regina. On the defensive end, Thebarge lead the Terriers to allow just five goals in three games on the week, along with only 13 total shots on goal and nine penalty corners allowed.
Gregoire paced the Thomas offense this week, scoring three goals. Gregoire scored the opening goal on Thursday to help top Rivier 2-1, then scored twice in the Terriers 3-1 victory over Gordon on Saturday.
Kruse picked up two wins in two starts this week, allowing just one goal in each game. The junior made three saves in the Terriers 2-1 win over Rivier on Thursday, then made a save on two shots in a 3-1 win at Gordaon on Saturday.
Thomas will visit crosstown rival Colby on Tuesday, September 11 at 7:00 PM.