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#6 Anthe Nijziel

Class Fifth Year
Hometown Eindhoven, Netherlands
High School Van Maerlantlyceum
Anthe Nijziel - Field Hockey - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Item – Two-time Big Ten Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year… has started 81 consecutive games entering the 2022 season.

2021 Honors – NFHCA first-team All-American… NFHCA West Region Player of the Year… third player and fourth Hawkeye to be Regional Player of the Year… NFHCA first-team All-West Region honoree… Big Ten Co-Player of the Year… Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year… second straight Big Ten Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year honor… third player in Big Ten history to earn multiple Big Ten Player of the Year honors… second Hawkeye and eighth Big Ten player to earn multiple Defensive Player of the Year honors… unanimous first-team All-Big Ten selection… Big Ten All-Tournament Team honoree… three-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 20, Sept. 28, Oct. 18)… two-time NFHCA National Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 29, Oct. 20)… Big Ten Preseason Watch List… named to NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad… Academic All-Big Ten selection… Dean’s List honoree during the fall semester. 2021 – Started all 20 games, logging 1,119 minutes… played the duration of 15 games… anchored a defense that posted an NCAA-best 11 shutouts, including a school-record eight consecutive shutouts in September… scored five goals on 47 shots (20 shots on goal) and had four assists… had one game-winning goal against No. 6 Penn State (9/24)… scored a goal in four straight games – at Michigan State, at Central Michigan, vs. No. 1 Michigan and vs. No. 19 Ohio State… strike over Wolverines forced overtime in an eventual shootout victory.

2020 Honors — Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient… NFHCA first-team All-American… Big Ten Player of the Year and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year… first Hawkeye to receive both accolades int he same season… NFHCA first-team All-Region… named to the 2021 All-NCAA Tournament team… first-team All-Big Ten… Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honoree on March 8… Academic All-Big Ten selection… NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad honoree… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… Dean’s List honoree. 2020 — Started all 18 games, tallying two goals, three assists, and 25 shots.

2019 Honors — NFHCA first-team All-West Regional selection… second-team All-Big Ten honoree. 2019 — Started all 22 games, playing full time in 19 games… recorded six goals and one assist for 13 points on 38 shots… scored Iowa’s game winning goal against Indiana (10/18)… collected two points in six different games during the season.

2018 Honors — NFHCA second-team All-West Regional selection… named to the Big Ten All-Tournament team… Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week honoree on Sept. 17… named to NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad. 2018 — Started all 21 games, playing a full 70 minutes in all but one game… recorded five goals and four assists for 14 points, the most of any freshman… made her Hawkeye debut in the season opener against No. 14 Wake Forest (8/25)… scored her first collegiate goal against New Hampshire (9/9) and recorded her first Hawkeye assist against No. 21 Stanford (10/7)… earned Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week honors on Sept. 17 after scoring a goal for the third straight game and helping Iowa to its fourth straight shutout victory… registered four points against No. 7 Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals, including the game-winning goal.

High School — Placed first at ICC tournament in 2014… played for Coach Mark Dekker… played four years of tennis.

Personal — Born April 16, 2000 — daughter of Tanya and Marten, who both played field hockey in college.