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Three Huskies Earn Player of the Week Honors

Two women’s basketball players and a men’s hockey player earned weekly conference honors.

Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

UConn Women’s Basketball, in what many thought would be a rebuilding year, was up to its usual tricks through the first week of the season, defeating two top-15 opponents, including No. 12 Florida State on the road, on their way to a 3-0 start.

The Huskies were rewarded by sweeping the first American Athletic Conference weekly awards.

Katie Lou Samuelsson won player of the week for her efforts against the Seminoles, No. 2 Baylor and LSU. She averaged 19.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game over the three games, including a game-high 28 on Sunday against LSU, including 7-for-11 three-point shooting. The sophomore also shot 52 percent (12-for-23) from three-point range.

Crystal Dangerfield was named rookie of the week. Against Baylor, she had a 19-point performance to go along with five assists and four rebounds. Over the week she averaged 11.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists and shot 13-for-25 from the field.

Additionally, UConn Men’s Hockey’s freshman goaltender Adam Huska was named rookie of the week for his performance in the weekend series against No. 5 Boston University.

Huska, a New York Rangers draft pick, got his first career shutout on Saturday against the Terriers, leading UConn to its second win of the year against a top-10 team this season, with both coming on the road. The freshman made 37 saves in Saturday’s win.