CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Meg
Shea (Melrose, Mass.), a senior forward on the University
of New Hampshire field hockey team, was honored as Player of the
Week by America East for the second consecutive week – and
third time this season – on Monday.
Shea recorded a goal – it was a game-winning tally – and two assists last week to extend her point-scoring streak to 15 games and lead UNH to a split against Boston University (2-1 loss) and ninth-ranked Boston College (3-2 win). She helped give the Wildcats an early 1-0 lead in each game with an assist 46 seconds into the game vs. BU and another assist at 3:22 vs. BC. In the game against Boston College, Shea’s diving effort in front of the cage broke a 2-2 tie in the 55th minute to lift UNH to a 3-2 victory.
In 15 games this season, Shea has amassed 19 goals and six assists for 44 points to lead the team in both goals and points; she also has team highs in shots (50), shooting percentage (.380) and game-winning goals (four). In UNH’s record book, her 19 goals is No. 3 on the list of single-season superlatives and the 44 points is No. 2.
Shea leads the America East conference in points, points per game (2.93), goals, goals per game (1.27) and game-winning goals. She is also 10th in assists and assists per game.
Shea is the only player to win back-to-back Player of the Week
awards in '09, and is also the league's only three-time recipient
of the award this season.
For her career, Shea has 38 goals and 12 assists for 88 points. Those numbers rank fifth on UNH’s career leaderboard in both goals and points.
New Hampshire (9-6, 1-2 America East), which has won four of its last five games, plays its final home game of the season Oct. 24 against Fairfield University. Game time for Senior Day is 1 p.m.