Stonehill Skyhawks Athletics

Sara Freedman - Field Hockey

Week Ending October 8, 2017

Ace has named junior goalkeeper Sara Freedman (Hopkinton, Massachusetts/Hopkinton) from the nationally-ranked field hockey program as the Champions Choice Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Freedman backboned a Skyhawks defense which yielded just one goal in a 2-0 week as she averaged 7.5 saves per game, with a .938 save percentage and 0.50 goals against average over the two games. She posted nine saves, including six in the second half to preserve her fourth shutout of the season in Wednesday's 4-0 victory over Assumption. Freedman followed that up with six stops in Saturday's 4-1 victory at Saint Michael's. She earns Ace's Athlete of the Week honors for the first time this season for her efforts (second career).

Week Ending October 1, 2017

Ace has named senior captain Victoria Barbetta (Wesley Chapel, Florida/Saddlebrook Prep) from the regionally-ranked women's tennis program as the Champions Choice Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Barbetta posted a combined 3-0 record in singles and doubles play in a 2-0 week for the Skyhawks. Was a double-winner in Saturday's 9-0 triumph over Saint Anselm as she and freshman Isabelle Porter posted a 9-8 (7-5) win at No. 1 doubles and then Barbetta added a dominant 6-1, 6-0 triumph over Jess Perkins, the region's #4-ranked singles player at No. 1 singles. She also cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles in Wednesday's 8-1 win over Franklin Pierce. In addition to earning Ace's Athlete of the Week honors for the first time in her career, Barbetta was also named the NE10's Athlete of the Week for her efforts.

Week Ending September 24, 2017

Ace has named freshmanIsabelle Porter (Jupiter, Florida/William T. Dwyer) from the regionally-ranked women's tennis program as the Champions Choice Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Porter combined with senior Victoria Barbetta (Wesley Chapel, Florida/Saddlebrook Prep) to reach the semifinal round of the doubles championship at the ITA East Regional in Flushing, N.Y., marking the deepest run at the event in program history. Porter was a combined 10-2 in singles and doubles play for the week, also reaching the Round of 16 in the singles championship as well, matching the deepest singles run in program history as well, qualifying for the main draw with two qualifying round wins on Friday. She was also a double-winner in the Skyhawks lone dual match of the week, a 9-0 win over New Haven, with points at No. 1 doubles and No. 3 singles.  Porter, who earns her first Ace's Athlete of the Week honor, was also named the NE10 Rookie of the Week for her efforts.

Week Ending September 17, 2017

Ace has named sophomore Alexandra Vo (Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania/Nazareth Academy) from the regionally-ranked women's tennis program as the Champions Choice Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Vo led the Skyhawks to a 3-0 week as she posted a combined 6-0 record in singles and doubles play. She teamed up with sophomore Annelise Howick (Jacksonville, Florida/Creekside) to record a 3-0 mark at No. 2 doubles, while also posting a 3-0 record at No. 2 singles. She was a double-winner in Skyhawks wins over Division I Holy Cross on Tuesday and then in a key early season NE10 win over Adelphi on Saturday. She also picked up singles and doubles wins at Saint Michael's on Sunday to close out the week. Vo earns Ace's Athlete of the Week honors for the second time in her career.

Week Ending September 10, 2017

Ace has named junior All-American Kacie Smith (Norwood, Massachusetts/Norwood) from the nationally-ranked field hockey program as the Champions Choice Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Smith had a hand in seven of Stonehill's nine goals in Friday night's 9-0 win over American International College in the Skyhawks lone game of the week. She tallied a career-high 11 goals on a career-best four goals and three assists in the win, playing a role in each of the Skyhawks first six goals with four goals and two assists over the opening 38-minutes of the contest. Smith potted her first hat trick of the year in the first half and then added her fourth marker three minutes into the second half. Smith, who was also named the NE10 and Longstreth/NFHCA Division II Offensive Player of the Week for her efforts, earns Ace's Athlete of the Week honors for the second time in her career.

Week Ending September 3, 2017

Ace has named freshman Jessica Givens (Albuquerque, New Mexico/St. Pius X) from the volleyball program as the Champions Choice Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Givens earned All-Tournament team honors at the season-opening Skyhawk Invitational over the weekend as she averaged 11.3 assists, 0.30 service aces, 1.70 digs and 0.70 blocks per set as Stonehill posted a 2-1 mark at the event. She opened her collegiate career with 42 assists, 12 digs, two block assists and service ace in a four set setback to Shepherd on Friday night. Givens follwed that up with 32 assists, two aces and a block assist in a win over Dominican, and then added 39 assists and a block assist in a win over Bloomfield. Givens earns her first Ace's Athlete of the Week award.