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

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