Iowa, Michigan State and Penn State Take Home Weekly Field Hockey Awards

Michigan State's Jenni Smith was tabbed Co-Defensive Player of the Week.

Michigan State's Jenni Smith was tabbed Co-Defensive Player of the Week.

Oct. 15, 2013

Rosemont, Ill. -

Offensive Player of the Week
Dani Hemeon, Iowa
M – Jr. – Gilroy, Calif. – Gilroy

  • Guided No. 18 Iowa to victories over Indiana (5-1) and Pacific (7-2)
  • Scored four goals, including a hat trick against the Hoosiers
  • Tallied 14 shots on the weekend
  • Earned the first weekly award of her career
  • Last Iowa Offensive Player of the Week: Natalie Cafone (Sept. 24, 2013)

Co-Defensive Players of the Week
Jenni Smith, Michigan State
B – Jr. – Kinross, Scotland – Kinross                   

  • Helped Michigan State post wins over No. 16 Michigan (3-2, 2OT) and Ball State (8-0)
  • Anchored a Spartan defense that posted its third shutout of the year against Ball State and stopped all seven of Michigan’s penalty corners
  • Recorded two goals against the Wolverines and an assist against the Cardinals
  • Collected the first weekly award of her career
  • Last Michigan State Defensive Player of the Week: Molly Cassidy (Oct. 9, 2012)

Brittany Grzywacz, Penn State
B – Sr. – Collegeville, Pa. – Methacton                   

  • Helped No. 8 Penn State defeat Ohio State (6-1) and Bucknell (2-0)
  • Guided the Nittany Lion defense to its sixth shutout of the season
  • Notched two goals against the Buckeyes and two assists against the Bison
  • Reeled in the fifth Defensive Player of the Week award of her career and third this season  
  • Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: Kylie Licata (Oct. 8, 2013)

Freshman of the Week
Stephanie Norlander, Iowa
F/M – North Vancouver, B.C. – Handsworth Secondary

  • Helped No. 18 Iowa to wins over Indiana (5-1) and Pacific (7-2)
  • Notched a goal against Pacific
  • Totaled four shots on the weekend
  • Collected the second weekly award of her career
  • Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Stephanie Norlander (Sept. 17, 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

Oct. 15       O: Dani Hemeon, Jr., IOWA
                  D: Jenni Smith, Jr., MSU
                  D: Brittany Grzywacz, Sr., PSU
                  F: Stephanie Norlander, IOWA