Norlander Earns B1G Freshman of the Week

Sept. 17, 2013

IOWA CITY, Iowa. — University of Iowa field hockey forward/midfielder Stephanie Norlander has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday. The honor is the first of Norlander’s career.

“Stephanie has been a steady contributor in our attack,” said UI head coach Tracey Griesbaum. “She has the ability to put pressure on the opposing team’s defense because of her combination of speed and skill.”

The North Vancouver native earned the accolade after a five shot, two goal performance in Iowa’s 7-1 victory over Central Michigan Sept. 13. To date, Norlander is second on the team in points (8) and is tied for the team lead with four goals.

Norlander is the first Hawkeye to earn Freshman of the Week honors since Natalie Cafone on Oct. 23, 2012.

Iowa (4-2) — ranked tenth in the latest Penn Monto/NFHCA rankings– continues action this weekend in Kent, Ohio. The Hawkeyes will face Drexel on Saturday at 11 a.m. (CT) in a neutral site game before squaring off against Kent State on Sunday at 11 a.m. (CT).