October 19, 2009

Players of the Week, Berquist and Nadeau Lead #10 Field Hockey

NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Helping #10 Merrimack field hockey to a pair of shut-outs, junior Ashley Nadeau (Canton, MA) and freshman Kerri Bergqust (Mashpee, MA) were named the Northeast-10 Defensive Player of the Week and Goalie of the Week, respectively.

With her second Goalie of the Week honor this season, freshman goalkeeper Bergquist made 13 saves, including 10 in a 1-0 win over Saint Michael’s. Tallying her program-record 11th win and eighth game with double-digit saves, Bergquist also stopped a penalty stroke later in the second half against Saint Michael’s.

Nadeau earned her first Northeast-10 Defensive Player of the Week honor in anchoring a Warriors defense that held the opposition scoreless in 140 minutes. With two defensive saves against Saint Michael’s, Nadeau helped Merrimack hold onto the 1-0 win.

With a program record 11 wins on the year, Merrimack heads to #4 Stonehill College on Wednesday. The Warriors sit in fourth among Northeast-10 teams and would host a playoff contest in November if they hold on through the final two contests.