COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College field hockey senior Jenna Deschaine (Claremont, N.H./Stevens) and sophomore Anna Hurley (Sandwich, Mass./Sandwich) were named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on Sunday, Oct. 15. It was Deschaine's third league accolade of the fall and Hurley's second.
Deschaine, a starting back, scored a game-winning goal while anchoring the defense for a Purple Knight team that went 2-0 with two shutouts while allowing only 10 shots, and just four on goal. In a 2-0 win at American International College on Tuesday, Saint Michael's yielded just six shots, and one on goal, before allowing four shots, three on goal, in a 2-0 win against Southern Connecticut State University on Saturday. In that contest, Deschaine potted the 45th-minute winner.
With a career-high and team-leading six goals, Deschaine has the most by a Purple Knight back since Angela Potts '02 posted eight in 2000. She is tied for fifth in the NE10 with three game-winning goals in addition to pacing the squad with 13 points. Deschaine had three goals and eight points in her first three seasons combined.
Hurley posted two shutouts and four stops during the 2-0 week. At American International, Hurley had one stop before making three saves against Southern Connecticut State. In her first season seeing action, Hurley has played all 918:18, going 6-7 while tying for third in NCAA Division II with five shutouts. She is already tied for ninth in program history for a single season, and is two shy of Meghan Scalley's '02 school mark for a player with no prior college experience. Hurley is tied for second in the NE10 in shutouts and sits seventh in goals-against average (1.91)
At 6-7 overall and 3-5 in the NE10, the Purple Knights are 1.5 games out of the sixth and final postseason spot with four league games to go. They travel to Bentley University on Wednesday at 4 p.m. before hosting three games over a period of four days.