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:

12U Nominating Coach: Bobbi Fedele

  • Team: WBS Lady Knights
  • Player’s Name: Samantha Bus
  • Jersey Number: 58
  • Position: Defense
  • “Sam showed great leadership by assisting our team’s first goal of the game and she continued to push our team into the lead with a hat trick in the 2nd period. Sam’s positive attitude, momentum & teamwork secured our team’s 2nd win against Lehigh Valley Phantoms.”

14U Diamond Nominating Coach: James Pierson

  • Team: Lehigh Valley
  • Player’s Name: Carlee Emerick
  • Jersey Number: 94
  • Position: Defense
  • “Carlee stepped up to play Defense for us this past weekend. She played exceptionally well and led the squad in blocked shots.”

14U Platinum Nominating Coach: Buzz Lorincz

  • Team: PTL
  • Player’s Name: Olivia Thomas
  • Jersey Number: 42
  • Position: Forward

16U Diamond Nominating Coach: Matt Billman

  • Team: St. J
  • Player’s Name: Naomi Flom
  • Jersey Number: 24
  • Position: Forward
  • “Naomi had an incredible weekend scoring a hattrick in game 1 to help us win 4-2, and a breakaway goal in game 2 that gave us a late third period lead.”

16U Platinum Nominating Coach: Alexis Moed

  • Team: NY Islanders Elite
  • Player’s Name: Lily Faltischeck
  • Jersey Number: 25
  • Position: Forward
  • “Lily proved to be one of our most effective forwards this weekend. Though she didn’t score, it was her aggressive and gritty play that created scoring opportunities and forced turn overs.”

19U Diamond Nominating Coach: Grace Potash

  • Team: NJ Bandits
  • Player’s Name: Gabrielle Rothstein
  • Jersey Number: 18
  • Position: Center
  • “Gabby played well and worked hard all weekend. She had 3 very important goals that lead to two wins.”

Honorable Mentions:

Elizabeth SulajSaugerties Fillies12U53Left Wing
Maeve DonnellySt. James12U48Defense
Isabelle WisnerWBS Lady Knights14U Diamond11Forward
Della GillianPTL Black14U Diamond2Defense
Martha AskarovTri-City Eagles Blue14U Platinum79Defense
Kate TwomeyNY Islanders Elite14U Platinum94Forward
Caroline SchultzPTL Orange16U Diamond88Forward
Camryn CrouchPTL Black16U Diamond21Defense
Grace SteersStateline Hawks16U Diamond7Forward
Jackie HongNY Islanders Elite16U Diamond8Forward