Iowa, Northwestern and Penn State Earn Weekly Field Hockey Awards

Penn State's Brittany Grzywacz was named Defensive Player of the Week for the second week in a row.

Sept. 24, 2013

Park Ridge, Ill. -

Offensive Player of the Week
Natalie Cafone, Iowa
F - So. - Fairfield, N.J. - West Essex 

  • Tallied a three-goal hat trick and an assist in No. 10 Iowa's victory over Kent State (6-0)
  • Registered six shots in the Hawkeyes' contest against Drexel
  • Ranks second in the Big Ten in goals (7) and goals per game (0.88)
  • Earned the second weekly award of her career and first offensive honor
  • Last Iowa Offensive Player of the Week: Jessica Barnett (Nov. 1, 2011)

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

  • Helped No. 12 Penn State post shutout victories over No. 16 Delaware (5-0) and Lafayette (3-0)
  • Anchored the Nittany Lion defense that allowed just four shots in two games
  • Scored the opening goal in both games last week, pushing her season total to five tallies
  • Leads the Big Ten in game-winning goals (4)
  • Earned the fourth Defensive Player of the Week award of her career and second in a row  
  • Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: Brittany Grzywacz (Sept. 17, 2013)

Freshman of the Week
Dominique Masters, Northwestern
M - Canterbury, U.K. - The King's School 

  • Led No. 13 Northwestern to a win over No. 9 Duke (3-2)
  • Assisted on the game-winning goal against the Blue Devils
  • Recorded five shots, including a team-high three shots on goal
  • Tied for second in the Big Ten in shots (43)
  • Earned her first Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Isabel Flens (Sept. 10, 2013)



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

Sept. 24    O: Natalie Cafone, So., IOWA
                  D: Brittany Grzywacz, Sr., PSU
                  F: Dominique Masters, NU