Sept. 1, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
Providence College senior Steph Guglielmo
(Castle Rock, Colo.) was named BIG EAST Conference Offensive Player of the Week for field hockey on Monday, Sept. 1. Guglielmo tallied four goals in a 2-0 week for the Friars. Fellow senior Deidra Clymer
(South Windsor, Conn.) was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll. Clymer recorded nine saves last week in goal, including eight during the Friars' 2-1 victory over Lock Haven in double overtime.
Guglielmo kicked off the 2014 season with the first hat trick of her career in a 5-1 victory over Vermont on Aug. 29. It also marked the first multi-goal game of her career. The very next day, Guglielmo scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1, double-overtime victory vs. Lock Haven on Aug. 30. In three previous season with the Friars, Guglielmo registered 10 goals in 49 career games. Six of her 10 goals during that span were game winners.
Clymer made just one save in the Friars' victor over Vermont, but played a pivotal role in the team's double-overtime victory against Lock Haven on Saturday. She recorded eight saves vs. the Eagles overall, including three during extra time. For the week, Clymer posted a 0.818 save percentage and a 0.88 goals against average in 159 minutes of action.
Temple's Lizzy Millen (goalkeeper) was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, while Clymer was joined on the Honor Roll by Jordyn Clipstone (Villanova, GK), Aliyah Graves-Brown (Georgetown, F), Charlotte Veitner (Connecticut, F) and Amber Youtz (Temple, F).
Providence College will host 13th-ranked Boston College on Friday, Sept. 5 in its home opener at Lennon Family Field in Providence, R.I. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m. The Friars are 2-0 to start the season for the first time since 2006.