Iowa, Michigan and Penn State Earn Weekly Honors
Oct. 2, 2017


Offensive Player of the Week
Katie Birch, Iowa
MF -- So. -- York, England -- The Grammar School at Leeds
• Recorded her third career hat trick, her second of the season, in Iowa's 4-3 win versus Indiana
• Contributed to all four of Iowa's goals with an assist in the 14th minute
• Blocked IU's shot on a corner with no time left in the match to secure Iowa's win
• Earns her first Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honor
• Last Iowa Offensive Player of the Week: Natalie Cafone (Oct. 25, 2016)

Defensive Player of the Week
Cori Conley, Penn State
B -- Jr. -- Oak Park, Ill. -- Oak Park and River Forest
• Played every minute on the pitch as Penn State posted two road wins this week, earning PSU its 10th win of the season
• Anchored the Nittany Lion defense that shutout Michigan State in East Lansing earning Penn State's its fifth shutout of the season
• Scored her first career goal versus Kent State
• Earns her first Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honor
• Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: Jenny Rizzo (Sept. 5, 2017)

Freshman of the Week
Halle O'Neill, Michigan
B -- Hummelstown, Pa. -- Lower Dauphin
• Tallied her first career goal on a corner tip against No. 15 Maryland on Friday
• Added her first collegiate assist on Sunday against Ball State
• Helped Michigan's defense hold its opponents to just two goals and 11 total shots through 169:59 minutes of play
• Earns her first career Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Meg Dowthwaite (Oct. 25, 2016)

2017 Big Ten Field Hockey Players of the Week
Aug. 28
O: Gini Bramley, Jr., PSU
D: Sam Swenson, Sr., MICH
F: Daphne Groothuis, RU

Sept. 5
O: Ciara Girouard, So., IND
D: Jenny Rizzo, Jr., PSU
F: Daphne Groothuis, RU

Sept. 11
O: Maddie Latino, Sr., IND
D: Bodil Keus, Fr., MD
F: Madeleine Murphy, IOWA

Sept. 18
O: Lein Holsboer, Sr., MD
D: Sam Swenson, Sr., MICH
F: Kyler Greenwalt, MD

Sept. 25
O: Kirsten Mansfield, So., NU
D: Sam Swenson, Sr., MICH
F: Gianna Glatz, RU

Oct. 2
O: Katie Birch, So., IOWA
D: Cori Conley, Jr., PSU
F: Halle O'Neill, MICH