Philafieldhockey celebrates our top performing players, teams and winning coaches each week throughout the 2017. Week 6 honorees:
AOW: Mackenzie Karcher, La Salle University DOW: Nicole Umeweni, Elena Cruz-Adames, Katelynn Rice; Central High School SAOW: Chloe Johnson, Temple University TOW: Downingtown West High School WCOW: Heather Boyer, Upper Dublin High School
By Kathleen Simone Philafieldhockey Founder & Editor
La Salle University junior, Mackenzie Karcher played a key role – once again – in the Explorers’ 2-0 week. Karcher is the PhilaFH Attacker of the Week.
In the October 5th away game versus non-league opponent Rider University, Karcher netted two of the team’s three goals including the game-winner in overtime. Karcher, a forward, shot 2-3 on the day – a .67 shot-on-goal percentage. The OT goal came at the 75:31 mark off a pass through heavy traffic.
On Sunday, back on their own turf, the Explorers topped Atlantic-10 opponent Saint Francis University, 3-2. Karcher assisted on the insurance goal tallied by April Stein. It was the third consecutive win for La Salle and upped the Explorers to 3-2 in the A10 and 8-4 overall.
Karcher leads the Explorers in points (16), goals (7) and game winners (3). She stands at #5 on the PhilaFH College Stat Leaderboard for Game Winners. #PhilaFH