2017 Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament

Records & History

Friday, October 27 (First Round)
Event Media Coverage
First Round: No. 8 Ohio State 3, No. 9 Indiana 1 Box Score | Ohio State Recap | Indiana Recap
Sunday, October 29 (1 Quarterfinal - LIVE on BTN)
Event Media Coverage
Quarterfinal #1: No. 1 Michigan 3, No. 8 Ohio State 0 Box Score | Michigan Recap | Ohio State Recap
Quarterfinal #2: No. 4 Northwestern 4, No. 5 Rutgers 3 Box Score | Northwestern Recap | Rutgers Recap
Quarterfinal #3: No. 3 Penn State 5, No. 6 Iowa 1 Box Score | Penn State Recap | Iowa Recap
Quarterfinal #4: No. 2 Maryland 3, No. 7 Michigan State 0 Box Score | Maryland Recap | Michigan State Recap
 Friday, November 3 (Semifinals - LIVE on BTN)
Event Media Coverage
Semifinal #1: No. 1 Michigan 2, No. 4 Northwestern 0 Box Score | Michigan Recap | Northwestern Recap
Semifinal #2: No. 3 Penn State 3, No. 2 Maryland 2 Box Score | Penn State Recap | Maryland Recap
 Sunday, November 5 (Championship - LIVE on BTN)
Event Media Coverage
Championship Game: No. 1 Michigan 1, No. 3 Penn State 0 - 11:00 am ET* Box Score | Michigan Recap | Penn State Recap
*Streamed live on BTN2Go at 11:00 a.m. ET, will air on BTN at 12:00 p.m. ET


First Round: No. 8 Ohio State defeated No. 9 Indiana, 3-1, and advanced to the Quarterfinals.

Quarterfinals: No. 1 Michigan opened Big Ten Tournament play with a 3-0 shutout win against Ohio State; it was the Wolverines' 11th shutout over their 14-game winning streak. All three Michigan goals came on penalty corners; Katie Trombetta, Halle O'Neill and Kayla Reed all scored.

Trailing by a goal with under four minutes remaining, No. 4 Northwestern got a score from Puck Pentenga off a penalty corner before Pascale Massey notched one of her own with 1:49 left, giving NU the come-from-behind win, 4-3 over No. 5 Rutgers.

No. 3 Penn State scored four second-half goals, including two by Gini Bramley to post a 5-1 win over No. 6 Iowa. The Nittany Lions outshot the Hawkeyes, 24-7.

No. 2 Maryland scored twice in the first three minutes and never looked back in a 3-0 shutout victory over No. 7 Michigan State. Lein Holsboer scored her 11th goal of the season in the first 25 seconds and Brooke DeBerdine scored her first career goal as a Terrapin less than three minutes later.

Semifinals: No. 1 Michigan defeated No. 4 Northwestern in a 2-0 shutout in East Lansing; it was the Wolverines' 12th shutout over their 15-game winning streak. Michigan's goals came from Guadalupe Fernandez Lacort in the first minute and Meg Dowthwaite in the 31st minute.

No. 3 Penn State advanced to its second consecutive Big Ten Tournament Championship game with a 3-2 win against No. 2 Maryland. Katie Dembrowski converted a penalty corner to give Penn State the lead with under 4 minutes to play.

Championship: One second half goal lifted first-seeded Michigan over No. 3-seed Penn State, 1-0, in the championship game of the Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament at Ralph Young Field on Sunday. With the victory, Michigan (19-2, 8-0 Big Ten) earned the conference's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament, and secured its sixth Big Ten Tournament title.

Esther De Leijer, a 2017 All-Big Ten Second Team honoree, scored the game-winning goal in the 65th minute from Carly Bennett's assist. Michigan's Sam Swenson, the 2017 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, faced nine shots on goal but secured the Wolverines' 15th shutout of the season and Michigan's 16th consecutive victory.

The win marks Big Ten Coach of the Year Marcia Pankratz's fifth Big Ten Tournament title. The Wolverines earned their first tournament title since 2010.

2017 Big Ten Field Hockey All-Tournament Team
Katie Birch, Iowa
Carrie Hanks, Maryland
Lein Holsboer, Maryland
Sam Swenson, Michigan
Katie Trombetta, Michigan
Katie Miller, Michigan State
Kirsten Mansfield, Northwestern
Charlotte Vaziri, Northwestern
Maartje Bongers, Ohio State
Cori Conley, Penn State
Maddie Morano, Penn State
Linde Van Schaik, Rutgers

Tournament MVP
Katie Trombetta, Michigan


The University of Michigan finished 8-0 in Big Ten play to win their ninth regular-season Big Ten Championship and the first since 2011. The Wolverines earned their fifth outright title and the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Tournament. The tournament champion will earn the Big Ten's automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.

Ohio State earned the No. 8 seed in the tournament, and will take on No. 9 Indiana in the lone first-round game on Friday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. ET in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Buckeyes defeated the Hoosiers 2-1 on Oct. 20 in Columbus, Ohio. Michigan (8-0 in Big Ten play) will host the Ohio State-Indiana winner in the quarterfinals on Sunday, Oct. 29 at noon live on the Big Ten Network.

Maryland (6-2) claimed the No. 2 seed and will host No. 7 Michigan State (2-6) in Sunday's quarterfinals at 1 p.m. Maryland and Michigan State will be meeting for the second time this season. Maryland claimed the first meeting with a 4-1 victory in East Lansing, Michigan on Oct. 6.

Penn State (6-2) earned the No. 3 seed in the Big Ten Tournament and will host No. 6 Iowa (3-5) on Sunday in the quarterfinals at 1 p.m. The Nittany Lions defeated the Hawkeyes 3-0, on Sept. 15.

Northwestern garnered the No. 4 seed in the Big Ten Tournament after posting a 6-2 conference record. The Wildcats will entertain No. 5 Rutgers (3-5) in Sunday's quarterfinals at 12:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. CT. Northwestern defeated Rutgers, 3-2, on Sept. 29.

The semifinals and championship match are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 3 and Sunday, Nov. 5 at Ralph Young Field in East Lansing, Michigan.

The semifinals will be broadcast live on BTN at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3. The championship game will be carried live at noon on Sunday, Nov. 5. Follow all the action at bigten.org and on Twitter @bigtenchamps and @bigten.

Media Information: All media inquiries should be directed to the Michigan State University Athletic Communications Department. Contact: Chelsey Stoa (stoachel@ath.msu.edu) or Jamie Baldwin (jweir@ath.msu.edu).

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