Michigan State, Ohio State and Iowa Win Field Hockey Honors
Nov. 2, 2009
Offensive Player of the Week
Rijpma helped the No. 8 Michigan State Spartans cap an undefeated conference season with a 5-1 victory over Penn State Saturday afternoon. The senior finished the day with three scores, giving her 18 goals and 39 points on the year, as Michigan State finished the regular season with a 6-0 record and head into the Big Ten Tournament as the No. 1 seed. Rijpma, who led the conference with 10 goals during Big Ten play, wins her fourth weekly award of the season and the fifth of her career.
Last Michigan State Offensive Player of the Week: Floor Rijpma (Oct. 26, 2009)
Co-Defensive Player of the Week
Beamesderfer wins her first weekly award of the season and fourth of her career, as she was an integral part of the Iowa defense and attack in a pair of non-conference road victories. On Friday against No. 11 James Madison, Beamesderfer scored once and led a strong defensive effort against the Dukes in a 3-2 victory. Then on Saturday, the senior had another goal and was a part of a defense that held American to just one goal in a 2-1 victory. Iowa heads to this week’s Big Ten Tournament as the No. 4 seed.
Last Iowa Defensive Player of the Week: Meghan Beamesderfer (Nov. 3, 2008)
Lindsay Quintiliani, Ohio State
Quintiliani earned her third weekly honor of the season and fifth of her career after a shared effort in net helped No. 13 Ohio State to a 2-1 victory over No. 20 Northwestern on Saturday afternoon. The senior goalkeeper stopped all four shots she faced and ended the regular season with five shutouts and 60 saves. With a 4-2 conference mark, she led the Buckeyes to the No. 2 seed in this week’s Big Ten Tournament.
Last Ohio State Defensive Player of the Week: Lindsay Quintiliani (Sept. 21, 2009)
Freshman of the Week
Drake clinches her second Freshman of the Week honor of the year after helping the Iowa Hawkeyes to a pair of non-conference road victories during the weekend. The freshman scored once in a 3-2 victory over No. 11 James Madison on Friday afternoon then repeated that effort against American on Saturday afternoon, scoring once in a 2-1 win. Drake leads Iowa with eight goals on the season as the Hawkeyes head to the Big Ten Tournament as the No. 4 seed.
Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Sarah Drake (Sept. 7, 2009)