Welcome back to the AGHF Player of the Week for the week ended December 17th, 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.

12U Nominating Coach: Stephen Gerke

  • Team: The St. James
  • Player’s Name: Payton Blaine
  • Jersey Number: 59
  • Position: Forward
  • Payton is the ultimate team player- she does whatever she can to help the team win whether it helps her individually or not. Her progression throughout the year has been rapid due to her dedication and attention to detail. Payton helped the team to a 3-0-0 weekend tallying 3 goals and 3 assists in those 3 games.”

14U Diamond Nominating Coach: Keith Audit

  • Team: Jr. Flyers
  • Player’s Name: Kaitlyn Ding
  • Jersey Number: 12
  • Position: Forward
  • In 2 wins this weekend (combined score 5-0), Kaitlyn either scored or assisted on all 5 goals. She is a play-driver and difference-maker and has really come into her own over the last few months.”

16U Diamond Nominating Coach: Katie Smith

  • Team: Jr. Flyers
  • Player’s Name: Lena Sturz
  • Jersey Number: 81
  • Position: Forward
  • Lena had a great aggressive forecheck all game and kicked off the scoring with a breakaway top shelf goal.”

19U Diamond Nominating Coach: Taylor Borrelli

  • Team: York Lady Devils
  • Player’s Name: Amber Meluzio
  • Jersey Number: 53
  • Position: Defense
  • Amber earned her first hat trick of the season and helped led her team to a win against Lehigh Valley.”

19U Platinum Nominating Coach: John Sparks

  • Team: NJ Rockets
  • Player’s Name: Julia Marano
  • Jersey Number: 19
  • Position: Defense
  • Consistently excellent defense as well as offense!”

Honorable Mentions:

Aubrianna JacobusNJ Bandits 12A12U
Lorelei PoulsenNJ Bandits 12A12U
Fallon ConwayPTL U12 Elite12U
Magnolia MarcusStateline Hawks14U Diamond
Emma HlinkaPTL Orange14U Diamond
Meredith SwavelyJr Flyers 14U AA Ettore14U Diamond
Kylie MillerPTL Black14U Diamond
Catalina CamposWBS Lady Knights14U Diamond
Emma HilesYork Devils16U Diamond
Abigael GallagherPTL Black16U Diamond
Abigael GallagherPTL Black16U Diamond
Lily FlynnPTL Orange16U Diamond