Michigan State and Northwestern Earn Weekly Field Hockey Awards

Northwestern's Tara Puffenberger earns the second weekly award of her career.

Northwestern's Tara Puffenberger earns the second weekly award of her career.

Oct. 9, 2012

Offensive Player of the Week
Tara Puffenberger, Northwestern
M – Jr. – Dallas, Texas – Dallas

  • Tallied seven points on three goals and one assist for the weekend, leading No. 9 Northwestern to wins over No. 15 Michigan (4-1) and Kent State (8-0)
  • Notched a hat trick against the Golden Flashes and an assist against the Wolverines
  • Earns the second weekly award of her career
  • Last Northwestern Offensive Player of the Week: Chelsea Armstrong (Oct. 2, 2012)

Defensive Player of the Week
Molly Cassidy, Michigan State
GK – Jr. – Encinitas, Calif. – La Costa Canyon                 

  • Led No. 20 Michigan State to shutout victories over No. 16 Ohio State (1-0) and Ohio (1-0, OT)
  • Recorded three saves against the Buckeyes and two against the Bobcats
  • Earns her sixth Defensive Player of the Week honor and ninth award overall
  • Last Michigan State Defensive Player of the Week: Molly Cassidy (Sept. 4, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
Lena Phillips, Northwestern
M/F – Bethlehem, Pa. – Emmaus

  • Notched three goals on four shots over the weekend, helping No. 9 Northwestern to wins against No. 15 Michigan (4-1) and Kent State (8-0)
  • Tallied two goals against the Golden Flashes and one against the Wolverines
  • Earns her first Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Lisa McCarthy (Oct. 2, 2012)

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

Oct. 2
O: Chelsea Armstrong, Sr., NU
D: Kathleen McGraw, Sr., IOWA
F: Lisa McCarthy, NU

Oct. 9
O: Tara Puffenberger, Jr., NU
D: Molly Cassidy, Jr., MSU
F: Lena Phillips, NU

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