Big Ten Field Hockey Awards

Molly Cassidy led the Spartans to victories over No. 11 Stanford and Miami (Ohio).

Molly Cassidy led the Spartans to victories over No. 11 Stanford and Miami (Ohio).

Sept. 4, 2012

Offensive Player of the Week
Chelsea Armstrong, Northwestern
F/M – Sr. – Perth, Australia – Penrhos

  • Tallied 11 points on five goals and one assist for the week, guiding Northwestern to victories over No. 11 Stanford (4-1), No. 16 California (1-0), Pacific (5-1) and UC Davis (5-2)
  • Scored the game-winning goal with 42 seconds remaining against the nationally-ranked Golden Bears
  • Notched two-goal performances against Pacific and UC Davis
  • Earns the 10th weekly award of her career
  • Last Northwestern Offensive Player of the Week: Chelsea Armstrong (Oct. 4, 2011)

Defensive Player of the Week
Molly Cassidy, Michigan State
GK – Jr. – Encinitas, Calif. – La Costa Canyon                 

  • Notched 17 saves in 140 minutes of action over the weekend to earn wins over No. 11 Stanford (2-1) and Miami (Ohio) (1-0)
  • Tallied 11 saves against the Cardinal
  • Recorded six saves and a shutout against the Redhawks
  • Earns her fifth Defensive Player of the Week honor and eighth award overall
  • Last Michigan State Defensive Player of the Week: Molly Cassidy (Oct. 18, 2011)

Freshman of the Week
Caroline Troncelliti, Northwestern
M – Jefferson, Pa. – Villa Maria Academy

  • Helped the Wildcats to wins over No. 11 Stanford, No. 16 California, Pacific and UC Davis
  • Tallied nine points on four goals and an assist for the week, including a hat trick against the nationally-ranked Cardinal
  • Notched one goal and an assist against Pacific
  • Earns her first Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Maddy Carpenter (Sept. 20, 2011)




2012 Big Ten Players of the Week

Aug. 28
O: Kelsey Amy, Sr., PSU
D: Ayla Halus, Sr., PSU
F: Sydney Supica, IND

Sept. 4
O: Chelsea Armstrong, Sr., NU
D: Molly Cassidy, Jr., MSU
F: Caroline Troncelliti, NU