Iowa, Michigan and Penn State Take Home Weekly Field Hockey Awards

Iowa's Stephanie Norlander was tabbed Freshman of the Week.

Iowa's Stephanie Norlander was tabbed Freshman of the Week.

Sept. 17, 2013

Park Ridge, Ill. -

Offensive Player of the Week
Rachael Mack, Michigan
F – Sr. – Bromsgrove England – Bromsgrove School 

  • Led Michigan to victories over No. 16 Louisville (1-0) and UC Davis (6-1)
  • Notched two goals and three assists, averaging 3.5 points per game
  • Netted the lone goal against the Cardinals, the 12th game-winning tally of her career
  • Earned the seventh weekly award of her career and third offensive honor
  • Last Michigan Offensive Player of the Week: Rachael Mack (Oct. 18, 2011)

Defensive Player of the Week
Brittany Grzywacz, Penn State
B – Sr. – Collegeville, Pa. – Methacton                 

  • Helped No. 13 Penn State to road victories over Lock Haven (3-0) and defending national champion and third-ranked Princeton (4-3)
  • Scored the first goal against Princeton, a game in which Penn State never trailed and snapped the Tigers’ NCAA-leading 17-match winning streak  
  • Anchored a Nittany Lion defense that allowed just two shots, zero on goal, against Lock Haven
  • Earned the third Defensive Player of the Week Award
  • Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: Brittany Grzywacz (Oct. 23, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
Stephanie Norlander, Iowa
F/M – North Vancouver, Canada – Handsworth Secondary 

  • Guided No. 8 Iowa to a win over Central Michigan (7-1)
  • Scored two goals on five shots against the Chippewas
  • Currently tied for the team-lead in goals (4)
  • Earned her first Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Natalie Cafone (Oct. 23, 2012)



2013 Big Ten Players of the Week
Sept. 3      O: Caroline Troncelliti, So., NU
                  D: Sarah Lemieux, Jr., OSU
                  F: Paige Hamilton, OSU
Sept. 10    O: Audra Heilman, Jr., IND
                  D: Maddy Carpenter, Jr., NU
                  F: Isabel Flens, NU
Sept. 17    O: Rachael Mack, Sr., MICH
                  D: Brittany Grzywacz, Sr., PSU
                  F: Stephanie Norlander, IOWA