IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa field hockey freshman Dionne van Aalsum has been named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and Big Ten Freshman of the Week after tallying eight goals in wins over Western Michigan and UMass Lowell. It was announced Monday by the conference office.
Van Aalsum has been awarded Big Ten Freshman of Week three weeks in a row to open the season after recording multi-goal games in every game of her collegiate career.
The Castricum, Netherlands, native leads the nation with 16 goals and 2.67 goals per game. She became the first Hawkeye to record a hat trick since Maddy Murphy vs. Indiana in 2019 and the first Hawkeye with four goals in a game since Kim Scraper vs Brown in 2016.
The top-ranked Hawkeyes improved their record to 6-0 in their home opening weekend at Grant Field.
The Hawkeyes lead the nation in winning percentage (1.000), shutouts (4) and shutouts per game (.67). Iowa ranks second in scoring margin (3.84), third in goals (27), goals per game (4.33), and scoring average (4.34). The Hawkeyes rank fourth in points per game (11.17),
The No. 1 Hawkeyes continue play at Grant Field hosting Vermont at 3 p.m. on Sep. 15.