Welcome back to the AGHF Player of the Week for the week ended November 5th, 2023! This weekly feature, running throughout the 2023-24 season, pays tribute to outstanding players across all divisions. Our honorees are selected from player nominations submitted by their respective coaches. You can now commemorate their achievements with customizable Player of the Week merchandise available in the league store.

Here are this week’s Players of the Week for each division:

12U Nominating Coach: Nicole Poulsen

  • Team: NJ Bandits
  • Player’s Name: Daniella Poulsen
  • Jersey Number: 10
  • Position: Forward
  • Daniella’s stick was on fire this weekend with 5 goals between 2 games with another hatrick for the season!”

14U Diamond Nominating Coach: John Ettore

  • Team: Princeton Jr Flyers
  • Player’s Name: Giuliana Pizzichillo
  • Jersey Number: 91
  • Position: Forward
  • Giuliana was dominant in our win over Princeton. She scored 2 goals, was a +5, won 90% of her face-offs, controlled the defensive zone slot, and was a source of positive energy on the bench for our team.”

16U Diamond Nominating Coach: Tatiana Shatalova

  • Team: PTL (Black)
  • Player’s Name: Natalya Gorivodsky
  • Jersey Number: 83
  • Position: Defense
  • Very reliable defender with a strong and accurate shot, played every game hard and smart.”

16U Platinum Nominating Coach: Pat Wildman

  • Team: Reston Raiders
  • Player’s Name: Sasha Morrison and Anna Bryce
  • Jersey Number: 60, 23
  • Position: Goaltenders
  • Sasha and Anna backboned the Reston Raiders 16U team to a weekend win and tie, including a 1-0 shutout and posting a combined .940 save percentage on nearly 70 shots. The duo has been stellar between the pipes all season and boast an impressive 1.28 Goals Against Average and 4-1-2 record over their last seven games.”

19U Diamond Nominating Coach: Jeremy Jacobus

  • Team: NJ Rockets (Red)
  • Player’s Name: Grace Mattone
  • Jersey Number: 8
  • Position: Defense
  • Tonis aggressive play on the blue line and her never quit engine. Her end to end play is a team motivator.”

19U Platinum Nominating Coach: John Sparks

  • Team: NJ Rockets
  • Player’s Name: Breranna DeMarinis
  • Jersey Number: 26
  • Position: Defense
  • “Excellent defense, smart plays, and joined the rush!”

Honorable Mentions:

Adrian Violette12UJr Flyers Toomey Goalie
Josephine Choi14U DiamondNJ Bandits 14AA29Forward
Georgie Fowler14U DiamondPTL Black12Forward
Liz Geiger14U PlatinumPTL44Forward
Zaara Yusufi14U PlatinumReston Raiders11Forward
Emma Scrudato16U DiamondPTL Orange14Forward
Riley Malay16U DiamondConnecticut Polar Bears20Forward
Alexis Riley19U DiamondNJ Bandits#32Goalie
Kylee Abel19U PlatinumReston Raiders Girls U1974Center