Hawkeyes stay at No. 18, Hemeon and Norlander earn Big Ten honors

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 16, 2013 5:00 AM

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The Iowa field-hockey team (8-5, 1-2) stayed put according to the latest rankings released on Tuesday. Despite picking up their first Big Ten win of the season Oct. 11 against Indiana (7-6, 0-3) and stomping Pacific (3-10, 1-2), head coach Tracey Griesbaum’s squad stayed at No. 18 for the second-straight week.

Rounding out the rankings for the Big Ten are Penn State (10-3, 3-0) at No. 5, Northwestern (11-3, 2-1) at No. 11, and Michigan (8-6, 1-2) at No. 19.

The Big Ten announced Tuesday that Iowa’s Dani Hemeon earned Offensive Player of the Week honors and Stephanie Norlander earned Freshman of the Week.

Hemeon’s performance in the Hawkeyes’ last two games included a hat trick against Indiana and 1 goal against Pacific. Those scores were good enough to move her into a third-place tie in points in the league with 22.

Norlander’s four shots in the two games, along with a goal against Pacific, were good enough to earn the honor for the second time this season. The North Vancouver, B.C., native won the honor on Sept. 17.

— by Danny Payne

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