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

Michigan's Rachael Mack was named Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season.

Oct. 8, 2013

Rosemont, Ill. -

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

  • Guided No. 19 Michigan to victories over No. 15 Iowa (3-2) and Ball State (10-2)
  • Scored five goals, including a career-high four against the Cardinals
  • Her goal against the Hawkeyes was the game-winner
  • Leads the conference in goals (14) and ranks second in Michigan history in career goals (66)
  • Earned the eighth weekly award of her career and fourth offensive honor
  • Last Michigan Offensive Player of the Week: Rachael Mack (Sept. 17, 2013)

Defensive Player of the Week
Kylie Licata, Penn State
GK – Jr. – Mountain Top, Pa. – Crestwood                 

  • Helped No. 8 Penn State post a 2-0 shutout over No. 10 Northwestern
  • Made five saves, including four in the second half, in 70 minutes of action
  • Recorded her fifth shutout in the last seven games
  • Reeled in the first weekly award of her career
  • Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: Laura Gebhart (Sept. 30, 2013)

Freshman of the Week
Brooke Hiltz, Ohio State
F – Virginia Beach, Va. – First Colonial  

  • Helped Ohio State defeat Ohio University (2-1)
  • Tallied the game-winning assist against the Bobcats
  • Currently tied for third on the Buckeye team in assists (3) and is tied for fourth in goals (2)
  • Collected the first weekly award of her career
  • Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Paige Hamilton (Sept. 3, 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

Oct. 1       O: Isabel Flens, Fr., NU
                  D: Laura Gebhart, Jr., PSU
                  F: Isabel Flens, NU

Oct. 8       O: Rachael Mack, Sr., MICH
                  D: Kylie Licata, Jr., PSU
                  F: Brooke Hiltz, OSU