Big Ten Announces Field Hockey Players of the Week
Sept. 15, 2008
Offensive Player of the Week
Caroline Blaum, Iowa
Blaum helped the Hawkeyes to a perfect 2-0 weekend with wins over Stanford and Pacific. Against the Cardinal on Saturday, Blaum scored a goal on three shots in the 3-2 victory. On Sunday, the Wilkes-Barre, Pa., native added two goals and an assist in Iowa's 8-0 win over the Tigers. This is Blaum's first career weekly award.
Last Iowa Offensive POW: Caitlin McCurdy (9/1/08)
Elissa Unger, Michigan State
Unger led the Michigan State defense tallying 11 saves in two wins over the weekend. Against No. 18 Boston, the junior had 11 saves and preserved a 2-0 win for the Spartans. On Sunday, the Reading, Pa., native rejected four shots as MSU went on to win 6-1 over New Hampshire. Unger played all 140 minutes on the weekend and recorded a .917 save percentage. This is the first weekly accolade of Unger's career.
Last Michigan State Defensive POW: Amy Schneider (10/29/07)