Lazarich, Ostermann Receive National Honors

United Soccer Coaches, Lazarich, Ostermann
From left: Jordan Lazarich and Lukas Ostermann.

Deer Park’s Jordan Lazarich closed out her senior season at Lycoming College with seven goals over two games. On Long Island, LIU Post’s Lukas Ostermann had a hat-trick in the Pioneers final two regular season matches.

Following their on-pitch efforts, Lazarich and Ostermann received national honors from United Soccer Coaches. Lazarich was named the Division III Women’s Player of the Week, while Ostermann was named Division II Men’s Player of the Week.

Lazarich is the only player in Lycoming women’s soccer history to have earned National Player of the Week honors, as she has won it twice in her career. She previously received the award on September 6, 2016, after scoring eight goals in three games.

In the Warriors 10-2 win over Penn State Schuylkill, Lazarich recorded program-records of 13 points and six goals. In the final regular game of the season on Saturday, Lazarich added a goal in the Warriors’ 4-3 double-overtime win over Hood for the team’s first MAC Commonwealth win of the season.

She finishes her career with program-records 137 points and 62 goals. Her 62 goals are tied with Jeff Kocher of the men’s program for the most goals by a Lycoming soccer player.

Ostermann this past week netted two hat-tricks in two matches. The Saterland, Germany, native slotted home the game-winning goal and tallied his first collegiate hat trick in LIU Post’s 4-1 win over NYIT before banging home his second hat trick in a team-leading 14 goals in a 7-1 rout over Bridgeport on Saturday. On the season, Ostermann has 15 goals and 5 assists.