BOSTON - Senior forward Celeste Hubbard (Detroit, Mich. / University Liggett) scored three goals and added an assist against No. 19 American, earning the Boston University field hockey team a 4-2 victory over the Eagles and herself the America East Player of the Week Award.
It is Hubbard's first career Player of the Week honor.
Hubbard also added a goal in B. U.'s 4-0 conference win over the University of Vermont on Oct. 15, giving her four goals and an assist in the two Terrier victories as the team positions itself for a conference tournament berth next month.
Hubbard leads the Terriers in every major offensive category with 10 goals and seven assists for 27 points and 60 overall shots. She has scored goals in each of the last six games in which the Terriers have scored. The hat trick was her second of the season. She also had a three-goal, one assist performance in a 9-1 Terrier victory over Albany on Oct. 1.
Her offensive outburst has placed her among America East's leaders in every offensive category. She ranks third in shots per game (4.29), fourth in goals per game (0.71), tied for sixth in assists per game (0.50), and fourth in points per game (1.93).
The American win was the first of five straight games in 10 days against Top 20 teams for B. U. The Terriers next play at No. 13 Connecticut on Oct. 22, then play America East-rival and No. 10 Northeastern on Oct. 24. A home game against 11th-ranked Princeton on Oct. 26 is next, followed by a game at No. 17 Harvard on Oct. 29.