BOSTON, Mass. - The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) has announced its weekly award winners and Mount Holyoke College student-athlete Sophie Perekslis was recognized. The senior field hockey captain garnered Offensive Athlete of the Week honors after helping the Lyons to a 2-0 mark last week.
A forward out of Millerton, N.Y., Perekslis recorded three goals and an assist last week. Two of her tallies were game-winners, helping MHC to victories over conference-rivals Springfield (4-2) and Wellesley (3-2). In the win over the Pride, she scored back-to-back tallies just five minutes apart, including the eventual game-winner at 38:20. Perekslis went on to post an assist on the game's first goal against the Blue, later recording the match-winning tally with just 3:34 to play in regulation. The win gave the Lyons their first regular season win over Wellesley since the 2011 campaign.
Through 11 games this season - all as a starter - Perekslis leads the Lyons in scoring with 19 points. She owns a team-best nine goals and has one assist to her credit. Additionally, Perekslis leads the squad in shots with 32, shots on goal with 22 and game-winning tallies with four. Amongst the NEWMAC leaders, Perekslis ranks third in overall goals and is sixth in total points. She is also second among the conference's best in game-winning goals.
In her career, the former Berkshire School standout has played in 73 games, including 67 as a starter. Perekslis has recorded 44 goals, 13 of which have been game-winning, while adding 11 assists.
Mount Holyoke returns to action on Wednesday when it travels to Simmons for a 6pm contest against the Sharks.