Van Aalsum Named NFHCA Offensive Player of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa field hockey freshman Dionne van Aalsum has been named the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Offensive Player of the Week after recording five goals and four assists in a pair of wins last weekend. She has tallied multi-goal games in every game of her collegiate career. The announcement was made Wednesday by the organization.

It is the second week in a row the Castricum, Netherlands, native has been awarded a NFHCA honor and the third time for the Hawkeyes this season. Redshirt sophomore Mia Magnotta was named Defensive Player of the Week on August 30.

Van Aalsum leads the nation with 21 goals, 46 points, 2.62 goals per game, and 5.75 points per game. The freshman recorded her third consecutive hat trick and an assist against Vermont and scored two goals with three assists in the Hawkeye’s win over Merrimack.

No. 1 Iowa leads the nation in winning percentage (1.000), shutouts (6), shutouts per game (.75), scoring margin (4.50), scoring average (4.88), goals (39), goals per game (4.88), goals allowed (3), goals against average (0.38), points per game (13.38), and assists (29). The Hawkeyes rank second in assists per game (3.62).

The No. 1 Hawkeyes (8-0) travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan to open Big Ten play against No. 8 Michigan (5-3) at 5 p.m. on Friday. The game will be streamed on B1G+.