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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 9/5/2023, Last updated: 9/27/2023
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Iowa, Northwestern and Ohio State Collect Weekly Field Hockey Honors

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ROSEMONT, lll. – The Big Ten Conference has announced its Offensive, Defensive and Freshman of the Week Award recipients for matches played Sept. 1-4.


Offensive Player of the Week

Makenna Webster, Ohio State

Sr. – F – St. Louis, Mo. – Shattuck St. Mary’s

  • Compiled five goals and two assists as Ohio State won both games of the Buckeye Invitational and finished 3-0 on the week

  • Factored in seven of OSU’s 11 goals, scoring a pair of game-winners

  • Extended goal-scoring streak to four contests while helping Ohio State (5-0) to its best start since 2006

  • The two-sport athlete (ice hockey) receives her first Big Ten weekly award

  • Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: Sarah Charley (Oct. 10, 2022)

Defensive Player of the Week

Annabel Skubisz, Northwestern

Sr. – GK – Houston, Texas – The Kinkaid School

  • Led Northwestern to a pair of wins against ranked opponents at the ACC/Big Ten Cup in College Park, Md.

  • Shutout No. 17 Boston College for 70 minutes in Northwestern’s 1-0 overtime win on Sept. 1

  • Made six saves against No. 20 Duke in a 3-2 victory on Sept. 3, finishing the week with an .846 save percentage (11-for-13)

  • The Academic All-Big Ten recipient earns her third Big Ten weekly award

  • Last Northwestern Defensive Player of the Week: Annabel Skubisz (Sept. 6, 2023)

Freshman of the Week

Dionne van Aalsum, Iowa

Fr. – M – Castricum, Netherlands – Bonhoeffer College

  • Registered two-goal performances in wins over Fairfield (Sept. 1) and No. 19 UAlbany (Sept. 3) in Albany, N.Y.

  • Needed just three minutes and 27 seconds to score twice against UAlbany

  • Has scored two goals in four-straight games and ranks second nationally in goals (8)

  • Honored with the Big Ten Freshman award for the second-straight week

  • Last Iowa Freshman of the Week Winner: Dionne van Aalsum (Aug. 29, 2023)


2023 Big Ten Field Hockey Weekly Awards

Aug. 29

O: Emma O’Neill, Sr., MSU

D: Mia Magnotta, So., IOWA

F: Dionne van Aalsum, Fr., IOWA


Sept. 5

O: Makenna Webster, Sr., OSU

D: Annabel Skubisz, Sr., NU

F: Dionne van Aalsum, Fr., IOWA