Pieper, Zanolli named Longstreth/NFHCA Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week

Photo of Cecile Pieper, Defensive Player of the Week, dribbling the ball, next to a photo of Corinne Zanolli, Offensive Player of the Week, dribbling the ball. A light blue gradient lays over the photos with the Longstreth and NFHCA logos at the bottom of the graphic.

GILBERT, Ariz. — Cecile Pieper, a fifth-year defender from the University of Connecticut (No. 2), and Corinne Zanolli, a sophomore forward from Stanford University (No. 23), are this week's Longstreth/NFHCA Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week, respectively.

Longstreth/NFHCA Division I Defensive Player of the Week

Cecile Pieper, University of Connecticut, 5 Yr., Defender (Mannheim, Germany)

Cecile Pieper was a part of a University of Connecticut (No. 2) defense that held their opponents to just 11 shots and four penalty corners this weekend. In UCONN's 8-3 win over the University of Massachusetts, Pieper scored a goal and assisted in another. Against Syracuse University (No. 12), Pieper scored the second goal in a 3-0 win. The UCONN defender leads the Huskies this season with five goals and 13 points.

Longstreth/NFHCA Division I Offensive Player of the Week

Corinne Zanolli, Stanford University, So., Forward (Newtown Square, Pennsylvania)

Stanford University (No. 23) sophomore, Corinne Zanolli, scored 10 goals and contributed three assists in Stanford's three games this weekend. Zanolli's goal tally began on Thursday against Ohio University when she scored five times in an 8-1 Cardinal win. Then, on Friday, Zanolli scored the first and last goals of a 4-1 Stanford victory over host Indiana University. Zanolli wrapped up the weekend with a hat trick to help propel the Cardinal to an 8-0 shutout of Central Michigan on Sunday. Zanolli's 23-point weekend, put her on the top of national leader board in "goals scored" — she is tied with Agueda Moroni, of Liberty University (No. 20), both players have 10 goals apiece.

Honorable Mentions 

Casey Cole, Ohio State University, Sr., Midfielder (Nuangola, Pennsylvania)

Casey Cole scored five times this past week for the Ohio State Buckeyes (No. 22). She scored twice in Ohio State's 4-2 win over Boston University (No. 21), twice against Ball State University, and once in the 5-0 victory over Lehigh University.

Gianna Glatz, Rutgers University, So., Goalkeeper (Medford, New Jersey)

Gianna Glatz spearheaded Rutgers University (No. 17) to two victories with back-to-back shutouts over the weekend. On Friday, she made three saves in a 1-0 win over Cornell University. Then on Sunday, Glatz tied her season-high with seven saves, including six in the second half, in the 1-0 victory over Princeton University (No. 5), the team's highest ranked win in program history.