University of Iowa Athletics

#6 Anthe Nijziel

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


  • Named Big Ten Player of the Year, Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, and First Team All-Big Ten
  • Started in all 18 games, tallying two goals, three assists, and 25 shots.
  • Named to the 2021 All-NCAA Tournament Team, NFHCA All-Region First Team, and NFHCA All-America First Team
  • Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient
  • Earned Academic All-Big Ten, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, and NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad honors
  • Named to the University of Iowa Dean’s List
  • Letterwinner


  • NFHCA first team All-West Regional Selection
  • Named second team All-Big Ten selection
  • 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 (Oct. 18)
  • Collected two points in six different games during the season
  • Letterwinner


  • NFHCA second team All-West Regional selection
  • Named to the Big Ten All-Tournament team
  • Named to NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad
  • 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 (Aug. 25)
  • Scored her first collegiate goal against New Hampshire (Sept. 9) and recorded her first Hawkeye assist against No. 21 Stanford (Oct. 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
  • Letterwinner

High School

  • Placed first at ICC tournament in 2014
  • Played for Coach Mark Dekker
  • Played four years of tennis


  • Born April 16, 2000
  • Daughter of Tanya and Marten, who both played field hockey in college