Big Ten Medal of Honor: Chelsea Armstrong, Northwestern Field Hockey

Northwestern field hockey player Chelsea Armstrong

Northwestern field hockey player Chelsea Armstrong

Chelsea Armstrong
Northwestern Field Hockey

In her three seasons in Evanston, Chelsea Armstrong has re-written Northwestern’s field hockey record book, becoming the Wildcats’ leader in both scoring and in points. She was named the Big Ten’s Offensive Player of the Year the past two seasons and this year earned first-team All-America honors and was a finalist for the Honda Sports Award. For the past three years, Armstrong has led the Conference in goals and has been in the top 10 nationally in points en route to a trio of first team All-Big Ten and NFHCA All-Region honors. Armstrong has done all this while single-handedly pulling Northwestern into the top 20 nationally over the past two seasons. The Wildcats were ranked as high as 14th in the country this year, their highest mark since 1996. Academically, Armstrong earned All-Big Ten honors this past season and is working toward her degree in economics.