Fairfield University senior Hillary Fitts was recently named the America East field hockey Player of the Week.
Fitts, a former standout at Archmere Academy, registered five points – two goals and one assist – in a 6-2 victory over the University of Vermont in the conference opener for both teams.
The victory extended Fairfield’s winning streak to six games.
Fitts entered the game with five points and doubled that amount following the four-goal victory. She is one of five Fairfield players to reach double digits for scoring and her assist total of four is two off the team lead.
In addition, Fitts recorded at least one point in four consecutive games.
Fitts started the first 11 games this season and had been in the starting lineup in every game over the last two years. She had already tied her offensive point total from her junior season.
Fairfield was 9-2 with six games remaining.
At Archmere, Fitts earned Diamond State All-Conference Player honors in each of her last two seasons.
For the second time in three weeks, Bucknell senior Kyle Sullivan has been named the Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week.
Sullivan, a former standout at St. Mark’s, excelled as a punter, punt returner, holder, kickoff returner and wide receiver against Lafayette.
Sullivan returned five kicks for 90 yards, one punt for eight yards and caught a six-yard pass in the fourth quarter. His 104 all-purpose yards were a new career high.
Amazingly, Sullivan punted 13 times for 474 yards for an average of 36.5 yards. He broke the Bucknell and Patriot League records for punts in a game, while his total yardage was a new league mark. Sullivan also forced seven fair catches and had three punts fall inside the 20-yard line.
Earlier this season against Cornell, Sullivan returned a punt 59 yards for a touchdown and he ranked 13th nationally in punt return average (11.8). He had a career-high 222 all-purpose yards so far this season. Along with 184 return (punt and kickoff) yards, he had five receptions for 38 yards.
Sullivan became the first player this year to be named Special Teams Player of the Week twice.
Rachel Wiechecki recently had a career day for the Radford women’s volleyball team. The former Ursuline standout registered 21 kills and 20 digs in a five-set loss to Gardner-Webb.
Wiechecki, a junior outside hitter, earned her 28th career double-double and moved into seventh place all-time in career digs. She also moved into second place on the career kills list with 767.
Radford was 13-7 through the first 20 matches.