Five Hawkeyes earn all-conference honors, most since 2008

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 02, 2012 6:30 AM

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Five Iowa field-hockey players earned All-Big Ten honors, the conference announced on Thursday.

Senior captains Jessica Barnett and Kathleen McGraw both earned first team All-Big Ten. Fellow seniors Sarah Drake and Geena Lesiak and junior Marike Stribos earned second team All-Big Ten selections.

The last time Iowa had five all-conference selections was during the 2008 season.

“I am very happy to have five Iowa student-athletes represented on the teams,” head coach Tracey Griesbaum said in a release. “We are a very balanced team, and this proved it.”

Barnett was one of three unanimous choices to the 12-person first team. The other two were Michigan’s Rachael Mack and Penn State’s Kelsey Amy. The selection is Barnett’s third of her career; she earned a second-team honor in 2010 and a first-team selection last season.

This selection for McGraw is her second. She was selected to the all-conference second team last season. Drake’s 2012 pick was the third of her career; she earned second team All-Big Ten in 2010 and first team in 2011.

The selections for Lesiak and Stribos are the first of their careers.

— by Cody Goodwin

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