Sept. 15, 2008
IOWA CITY, IA – The Big Ten Conference Monday named University of Iowa senior forward Caroline Blaum Offensive Player of the Week for her play in Iowa’s matches against Stanford and Pacific over the weekend. This is Blaum’s first career Big Ten weekly honor and the second for the Hawkeyes this season.
Saturday, Blaum led Iowa with a goal as the fourth-ranked Hawkeyes defeated Stanford, 3-2. In addition, Blaum had two goals and one assist in Sunday’s 8-0 victory over Pacific. In total, she recorded seven points in the two victories.
The Wilkes-Barre, PA, native leads the Hawkeyes in assists (five) and is second in goals scored (four).
“Caroline had a very consistent performance both days,” Head Coach Tracey Griesbaum said. “She played both forward and midfield and was really solid in breaking down the opponents’ defense. This honor reflects our entire team’s performance.”
Iowa will host Central Michigan Friday at 3 p.m. at Grant Field.