Welcome back to the AGHF Player of the Week for the week ended January 28th, 2024! 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.

10U Nominating Coach: Rebecca Morse

  • Team: PTL
  • Player’s Name: Ella Garfinkle
  • Jersey Number: 25
  • Position: Defense
  • “Ella played a well-rounded game and demonstrated a new level of confidence. She consistently forced turnovers, then led our transition to offense and kept her feet moving. While playing defense, her primary position, she often rushed the puck and got pucks to the net from the point. Upon being switched to forward late in the game, Ella continued to contribute offensively and was patient with the puck, almost scoring a couple goals.”

12U Nominating Coach: Bobbi Fedele

  • Team: WBS Lady Knights
  • Player’s Name: Ava Popolillo
  • Jersey Number: 86
  • Position: Defense
  • “Ava was a key defender at our game this weekend and her skills as a blueliner ensured the opposition never had a shot on net in the 3rd period and never had more than 4 shots on net for the entire game.”

14U Diamond Nominating Coach: Kyle Knopp

  • Team: CT Polar Bears
  • Player’s Name: Grace Kepler
  • Jersey Number: 31
  • Position: Goalie
  • “Grace stood on her head in back-to-back games against the Jr. Flyers Ettore, stopping 98 shots for a 0.925 save percentage on the day. She followed up the two close losses with a 20 save shutout against the Danbury Hattricks on Sunday.”

14U Platinum Nominating Coach: Todd Seymour

  • Team: Reston Raiders
  • Player’s Name: Molly Murphy
  • Jersey Number: 44
  • Position: Forward
  • “Molly is a true two-way center, who is equally committed to backchecking and protecting the house as generating offense and scoring goals. She is a hardworking, dependable and responsible teammate. Molly is committed to her team and demonstrates a selfless attitude that makes her a great playmaker. Her willingness to support her teammates was rewarded this weekend with 3 goals and 3 assists in 3 games.”

16U Diamond Nominating Coach: Rebecca Morse

  • Team: PTL
  • Player’s Name: Logan Sullivan
  • Jersey Number: 93
  • Position: Forward
  • “Logan played a consistent, complete game against an opponent with a goaltender whom we’ve struggled to solve. In our last game against them, she found the back of the net—and did again, twice, on Sunday. She was rewarded for her hard work, discipline, and smart reads. Logan’s first goal came on the power play, in the first period, and her second one came in the last five minutes of the game. Both were the product of her good habits.”

19U Diamond Nominating Coach: Grace Potash

  • Team: NJ Bandits
  • Player’s Name: Olivia Rothstein
  • Jersey Number: 12
  • Position: Defense

Honorable Mentions:

Josephine ChoiNJ Bandits14U Diamond29Forward
Maya SturmPTL Black14U Diamond28Goalie
Teagan josefCt icecats14U Diamond12Forward
Alexis MoslinPTL Orange14U Diamond22Forward
Brynn Quesnelptl14U Platinum86Defense