Field Hockey Duo Receives America East Weekly Honors; Tarbell Repeats as Top Defender, Lehman is Top Player

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.Lynne Lehman (Landisburg, Pa.), a sophomore forward on the 20th-ranked University of New Hampshire field hockey team, was named Player of the Week by America East on Monday. The conference also announced junior goalkeeper Carlie Tarbell (Wakefield, Mass.) repeated as Defensive Player of the Week. 

It marked the first time in her career Lehman received the honor. She recorded three goals and two assists last week to lead the Wildcats to a 5-0 victory against UMass Lowell (Oct. 25 at home) and a 7-0 win vs. University of Vermont (Oct. 27 at Vermont). Lehman notched a goal and an assist for a career-high three points against UML and followed that with a pair of goals during the defeat of UVM to establish a new personal best of four points.

Tarbell received the Defensive Player of the Week award for the second consecutive week and fourth time overall this season, when she was also feted Sept. 9, Sept. 30 and Oct. 21. 

Tarbell blanked UMass Lowell with a four-save effort to record her third shutout of the season and fourth of her career. Tarbell followed that with a one-save performance vs. Vermont to extend her shutout streak to four games and a total of 284 minutes, 54 seconds.

Tarbell has played all 1241 minutes, 1 second in goal this season and has an 11-6 record with a 1.86 GAA and .742 save percentage. With those numbers, she leads the America East conference in save percentage and ranks second in GAA. In four conference games, Tarbell is 4-0 with a 0.48 GAA and .882 save percentage  – both of those numbers are best in America East. 

Lehman has played in all 17 games this season with totals of five goals and three assists for 13 points; she is fourth on the team in goals and fifth in points. In four conference games this season, she ranks fourth in the America East in both points (seven) and goals (three).

New Hampshire (11-6 overall, 4-0 America East) returns to action Nov. 1 at home against conference rival Fairfield University. Game time for Senior Day at Memorial Field is 4 p.m.

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