COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College field hockey sophomore Jenna Puleo (Essex Junction, Vt./Essex/Providence) was named Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week for the week ending on Sunday, Oct. 6. Senior MaKayla Foster (Middlebury, Vt./Middlebury Union) landed a spot on the NE10 Weekly Honor Roll. Both claimed the initial weekly accolades of their careers.
Puleo turned in three goals and one assist while potting both game-winners in a 2-0 week. In a 6-5 overtime win at Bentley University on Thursday, both of her goals put Saint Michael's in front, including as she tallied 3:43 into overtime. Puleo also lent an assist on a 31st-minute equalizer, and teammates put home two more tying goals off of rebounds from her shots. Puleo struck for the 52nd-minute winner in a 2-1 victory over Southern Connecticut State University on Saturday, while her team's 29th-minute tying goal came after her first shot was saved.
In her first year with the Purple Knights since transferring from Division I Providence College, Puleo has five goals and two assists, with four tallies and both helpers coming in the last two contests. She is tied for 17th in the NE10 in goals and is tied for 18th - with Foster - in points (12). Puleo is tied for third with two game-winners.
Foster scored four times - all game-tying goals - in the 2-0 week. She netted her first career hat trick at Bentley, putting home markers in the third, 31st and 43rd minutes. Against Southern Connecticut State, Foster leveled the score in the 29th minute. After totaling one goal and one assist in her first 41 career games, Foster had six goals in the past five contests. She has started all 10 games after making two starts her first three years. With a team-high six goals, Foster is tied for eighth in the NE10 in goals and tied for 18th - with Puleo - in points (12).
Saint Michael's stands 2-8 overall and 2-5 in the NE10. The Purple Knights visit American International College on Wednesday at 4 p.m.