Welcome back to the AGHF Player of the Week for the week ended September 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.

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

10U Nominating Coach: Audrey Wilson

  • Team: PTL
  • Player’s Name: Rebecca Morse
  • Jersey Number: 22
  • Position: Forward
  • “Audrey was a force to be reckoned with in our overtime, comeback win against the Islanders. She contributed to all four of our goals, including netting the game-tying goal and the game-winning goal. A dynamic player, Audrey effectively balanced driving the play through her confidence possessing the puck with engaging her teammates and putting them in positions to succeed.”

12U Nominating Coach: DJ Matthews

  • Team: Saugerties Fillies
  • Player’s Name: Wynter Plank
  • Jersey Number: 80
  • Position: Defense
  • “While Wynter has honed her tremendous skills this off-season she also has grown as a leader. With a large number of 10u girls moving up she has taken the young squad under her wing. This was on full display this weekend as she tried to get as many girls involved in the action as possible.”

14U Diamond Nominating Coach: Kyra Herbert

  • Team: STJ
  • Player’s Name: Payton Logothety
  • Jersey Number: 90
  • Position: Center
  • “Payton worked hard on both sides of the puck to generate offense for our team this weekend. She also led our team through systems we’d worked on all week in practice and stayed focused through a long weekend on the road.”

14U Platinum Nominating Coach: Daryl Stringer

  • Team: Tri City Eagles Blue
  • Player’s Name: Ryleigh Stringer
  • Jersey Number: 42
  • Position: Center
  • “Ryleigh’s unselfish play helped her team to 2 wins this weekend, she had 2 goals along with 4 assists.”

16U Diamond Nominating Coach: Brooke Reimer

  • Team: NJ Bandits
  • Player’s Name: Samantha Reiter
  • Jersey Number: 12
  • Position: Forward
  • “Sammy had a great game for the Bandits against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms this past weekend. Sammy posted 1 goal and 3 assists for 4 points. Sammy had a highlight reel pass when she did a 360 to a backhand pass for a wide open net for Jolie Vaiana! Nice work Sammy!”

16U Platinum Nominating Coach: Joe Latronica

  • Team: NJ Lady Kings
  • Player’s Name: Sofia Fryer
  • Jersey Number: 24
  • Position: Goalie
  • “Sofia has a save % of 94.2 this week (54 saves of 58 shots in one game), while playing against a AA team from a higher division. She also is double rostered and plays U19 with 2 wins this weekend (1 being a shut out)and 96.4% save percentage this week. She has worked extremely hard and been showing outstanding performance for the NJ Lady Kings. Notably, this year she is mentoring a new Kings goalie, showing character, excellent performance, love of the game and investment in the future of women’s hockey.”

19U Diamond Nominating Coach: Matt Haney

  • Team: Tri-City Eagles
  • Player’s Name: Abby Tanner
  • Jersey Number: 35
  • Position: Goalie
  • “Played solid and kept the team in the game the whole time.”

19U Platinum Nominating Coach: Steve Morris

  • Team: New Jersey Bandits – Morris
  • Player’s Name: Meghan Theobald
  • Jersey Number: 35
  • Position: Goalie
  • “Meghan played back to back games this weekend and was solid in the net. She stayed composed and made great saves through traffic.”

Honorable Mentions:

Ashley TicePTL U12 Elite12U21Forward
Addyson BestWBS Lady Knights14U Diamond74Forward
Alexandra SkarkasNJ Bandits 14AA14U Diamond10Forward
Payton LogothetySTJ 14U Girls14U Diamond90Center
Avery FreidayConnecticut Polar Bears14U Diamond1Goalie
Reilly McCannLVPY14U Diamond32Center
Samantha LuiPTL Orange14U Diamond7Forward
Ryleigh StringerTri-City Eagles Blue14U Platinum42Center
Catherine SpeirPTL 16U Black16U Diamond3Forward
Samantha ReiterNJ Bandits 16aa16U Diamond12Forward
Ella BrayPTL Orange16U Diamond77Forward
Sofia FryerNJ Lady Kings U16 Platinum16U Platinum24Goalie
Jess SperlingNJ Bandits Potash19U Diamond53Left wing
Isabella GorkowskiTri-City Eagles19U Diamond29Goalie
Abby TannerTri-City Eagles19U Diamond35Goalie
Ayla HillSTJ19U Diamond3Forward
Emily PhillipsYork Lady Devils19U Diamond87Forward
Meghan TheobaldNJ Bandits Morris19U Platinum35Goalie