Matt Kavanagh, Notre Dame, junior
Rockville Centre, N.Y., attackman
Kavanagh continued to demonstrate why he is a leading candidate to be named a finalist for the Tewaaraton Award, which is given to the top collegiate player in the country. The 5-foot-8, 170-pound attackman scored four goals in the top-ranked Fighting Irish's 15-14 win over No. 2 North Carolina this past Saturday. Kavanagh sandwiched a pair of man-up goals around one by sophomore midfielder Sergio Perkovic in the games's final 1:05 — including the game-winner with seven seconds remaining — to help Notre Dame overcome a 14-12 deficit. Kavanagh, who leads the team in assists (22) and points (43), was named the Atlantic Coast Conference's Offensive Player of the Week.
Katherine Finkelston, Connecticut
Leonardtown, Md., junior, attacker
The Leonardtown graduate sparked one of the biggest upsets of the season when she scored four goals to rally the Huskies from an 8-1 halftime deficit to an 11-10 Big East Conference win over then-No. 8 Florida for her team's first win over a ranked team this spring. Finkelston scored three times in the first 1:07 of the second half and her fourth goal five minutes later cut the lead to 8-6. She also had two assists, including one on the tying goal. Finkelston leads the Huskies with 31 goals and 45 points and is second in assists.