Perekslis Tabbed NEWMAC Field Hockey Offensive Athlete of the Week

Collage image of field hockey player Sophie Perekslis who was named the NEWMAC Offensive Athlete of the Week for October 10, 2017.

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.