Iowa, Ohio State and Penn State Earn Weekly Field Hockey Awards

Iowa's Jessica Barnett is the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week.

Sept. 25, 2012

Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Danica Deckard, Ohio State
F - Sr. - Selinsgrove, Pa. - Selinsgrove

  • Tallied 13 points on five goals and three assists for the week, leading Ohio State to victories over Kent State (8-2), No. 10 Northwestern (3-2) and Missouri State (10-1)
  • Notched her second career hat trick and recorded one assist against the Golden Flashes
  • Scored a goal and tallied two assists against the Bears
  • Earns the second weekly award of her career
  • Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: Danica Deckard (Sept. 27, 2011)

Ashtin Klinger, Penn State
F - Jr. - Selinsgrove, Pa. - Selinsgrove

  • Notched six points on three goals over the weekend, leading No. 6 Penn State to wins over No. 17 Michigan (4-3) and No. 24 Indiana (7-1)
  • Scored two goals against the Wolverines
  • Tallied one goal against the Hoosiers
  • Earns the first weekly award of her career
  • Last Penn State Offensive Player of the Week: Kelsey Amy (Aug. 28, 2012)     

Defensive Player of the Week
Jessica Barnett, Iowa
D - Sr. - North Vancouver, British Columbia - Handsworth Secondary                 

  • Led the Iowa defensive effort in road victories over No. 15 Michigan State (1-0) and Central Michigan (4-1)
  • Recorded a defensive save against the Spartans
  • Part of a Hawkeye back line that allowed only 12 shots in two contests
  • Earns her first career Defensive Player of the Week honor and fourth award overall
  • Last Iowa Defensive Player of the Week: Kathleen McGraw (Sept. 18, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
Peanut Johnson, Ohio State
F - Dayton, Ohio - Oakwood

  • Notched seven points on three goals and one assist for the week, helping Ohio State to wins over Kent State (8-2), No. 10 Northwestern (3-2) and Missouri State (10-1)
  • Tallied two goals against the Bears and one score against the Golden Flashes
  • Earns her first Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Paula Pastor-Pitarque (Oct. 25, 2010)

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

Sept. 18
O: Chelsea Armstrong, Sr., NU
D: Maggie Olson, So., IND
D: Kathleen McGraw, Sr., IOWA
F: Aisling Naughton, MICH

Sept. 25
O: Danica Deckard, Sr., OSU
O: Ashtin Klinger, Jr., PSU
D: Jessica Barnett, Sr., IOWA
F: Peanut Johnson, OSU