Iowa and Penn State Earn Weekly Field Hockey Awards

Penn State's Taylor Herold was tabbed Offensive Player of the Week.

Oct. 22, 2013

Rosemont, Ill. -

Offensive Player of the Week
Taylor Herold, Penn State
F – Jr. – Fredericksburg, Va. – James Monroe  

  • Helped No. 5 Penn State to a 4-3 penalty shootout win over Michigan State in a battle of Big Ten unbeatens
  • Tallied a hat trick to propel the Nittany Lions to their 10th consecutive win, the longest active streak in the nation
  • Scored Penn State’s first goal, the game-tying point with three minutes remaining in the match and the decisive shootout goal
  • Notched her second multi-goal game of the season
  • Earned the third weekly award of her career and second offensive honor
  • Last Penn State Offensive Player of the Week: Taylor Herold (Oct. 30, 2012)

Defensive Player of the Week
Brittany Grzywacz, Penn State
B – Sr. – Collegeville, Pa. – Methacton                  

  • Guided No. 5 Penn State to a 4-3 penalty shootout win over Michigan State to remain undefeated in Big Ten play  
  • Tallied a defensive save in the sudden-victory first overtime session
  • Recorded an assist, her third helper in the last two games  
  • Helped the Nittany Lions to their 10th-straight victory, the longest active streak in the nation
  • Reeled in the sixth Defensive Player of the Week award of her career and fourth this season 
  • Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: Brittany Grzywacz (Oct. 15, 2013)

Freshman of the Week
Jessy Silfer, Iowa
B – Cazenovia, N.Y. – Cazenovia Central

  • Guided No. 18 Iowa to 3-1 victories over Ohio State and Miami (Ohio)
  • Anchored a Hawkeye defense that allowed just two goals on 15 shots
  • Helped Iowa to its fifth-straight victory
  • Has started all 15 games for the Hawkeyes this season
  • Collected the first weekly award of her career
  • Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Stephanie Norlander (Oct. 15, 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

Oct. 22     O: Taylor Herold, Jr., PSU
                  D: Brittany Grzywacz, Sr., PSU
                  F: Jessy Silfer, IOWA