Big Ten Field Hockey Awards

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