Welcome back to the AGHF Player of the Week for the week ended October 15th, 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: Louis Greco

  • Team: Lehigh Valley Phantoms
  • Player’s Name: Kenzie Williamson
  • Jersey Number: 26
  • Position: Forward
  • “During our double header on Saturday, Kenzie showed excellent skills, teamwork and brought positive energy to the team. She scored 3 goals during our first game and 6 goals during our second game – total of 9 goals.”

12U Nominating Coach: Nicole Poulsen

  • Team: NJ Bandits
  • Player’s Name:Daniella Poulsen
  • Jersey Number: 10
  • Position: Forward
  • “Daniella came into her own and found herself getting a hat trick including the game winner.”

14U Diamond Nominating Coach: Amanda Castignetti

  • Team: CP Dynamo
  • Player’s Name: Sophia Finkbeiner
  • Jersey Number: 13
  • Position: Forward
  • “Sophia competed throughout the weekend, blocking shots, winning her 1 on 1 battles and continued to cheer on her teammates. She continues to grow as a player and has been rewarded with her efforts by finding the back of the net.”

14U Platinum Nominating Coach: Brooke Reimer

  • Team: NJ Bandits
  • Player’s Name: Claire Chanfrau
  • Jersey Number: 3
  • Position: Forward
  • “Claire had a phenomenal weekend. Claire lead our team with 4 goals and 1 assist in our 5-2 victory over CT Polar Bears. She had a total of 7 goals and 2 assists for 9 points in our 3 games this weekend.”

19U Diamond Nominating Coach: Jeremy Jacobus

  • Team: NJ Rockets
  • Player’s Name: Stephanie Xhumba
  • Jersey Number: 41
  • Position: Goalie
  • “Coming off the NGHL Columbus Day Tournament and rolling into this past weekend, Stephine has played in 7 games and compiling a 5 wins while grabbing her third shutout of the season. Steph always has a smile on her face while leading by example with her hard work ethic.”

Honorable Mentions:

Harper KeenanNj Bandits19U Diamond40Goalie
Abigail GarofalowNJ Bandits 14U14U Diamond20Defense
Grace MitchellStateline Hawks 16uAA16U Diamond44Forward
Hailee ValerioLehigh Valley Phantoms Youth16U Diamond93Defense