Iowa and Northwestern Earn Weekly Field Hockey Awards

Sept. 11, 2012

Offensive Player of the Week
Tara Puffenberger, Northwestern
M – Jr. – Dallas, Pa. – Dallas

  • Helped No. 11 Northwestern to a 4-2 road win against No. 9 Duke
  • Recorded one goal and an assist against the Blue Devils
  • Earns the first weekly award of her career
  • Last Northwestern Offensive Player of the Week: Chelsea Armstrong (Sept. 4, 2012)

Defensive Player of the Week
Kathleen McGraw, Iowa
GK – Sr. – Atherton, Calif. – St. Francis                 

  • Led Iowa to a 2-1 record for the week, posting shutout wins against Pacific (6-0) and UC Davis (3-0) and a narrow loss to No. 16 Stanford (3-2)
  • Tallied 10 saves, a 1.29 goals against average and a .769 saves percentage
  • Earns her second Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Last Iowa Defensive Player of the Week: Kathleen McGraw (Oct. 11, 2011)

Freshman of the Week
Lisa McCarthy, Northwestern
M/D – Dublin, Ireland – Mount Anville

  • Notched a goal and an assist in the Wildcats’ 4-2 road win against ninth-ranked Duke
  • Leads Northwestern with four assists this season
  • Earns her first Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Caroline Troncelliti (Sept. 4, 2012)

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

Sept. 11
O: Tara Puffenberger, Jr., NU
D: Kathleen McGraw, Sr., IOWA
F: Lisa McCarthy, NU