Iowa and Penn State Earn Weekly Field Hockey Awards

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

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

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