Van Aalsum Named B1G Offensive Player of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa field hockey freshman Dionne van Aalsum has been named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week after tallying two goals in top ten win over No. 5 Louisville. It was announced Monday by the conference office.

Van Aalsum has been awarded Big Ten Offensive Player of Week twice this season (Sept. 11, Sept. 18) and Big Ten Freshman of the Week three times this season (Aug. 26, Sept. 5, Sept. 11). The Castricum, Netherlands, native leads the nation with 24 goals, 54 points, 1.79 goals per game, and 3.86 points per game.

The Hawkeyes’ win over No. 5 Louisville was their fifth win against a ranked opponent this season. Iowa previously downed No. 12 Wake Forest, No. 1 North Carolina, No. 19 UAlbany, and No. 14 Michigan.

The Hawkeyes lead the nation in scoring margin (2.86). Iowa ranks second in shutouts (8), shutouts per game (.57), goals against average (0.64), and save percentage (.830), third in goals (49), goals per game (3.50) and scoring average (3.50), and fifth in points per game (9.43) and winning percentage (.857).

No. 6 Iowa (12-2) travels to No. 10 Maryland (12-3) on Friday for a conference matchup at 4 p.m.