Cafone named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year
UI junior Natalie Cafone is making her mark on the Hawkeye record books
Hawkeyes fall to 8-3 on the season, 2-1 in Big Ten play
Norlander and Hemeon both score hat tricks
Cafone and Norlander score two a piece
Northwestern at Iowa Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014
Iowa 7, Missouri State 0 Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014
Iowa vs. Michigan State Big Ten Title Game Columbus, Ohio Nov. 10, 2013 Photos by Walt Middleton
UC Davis at Iowa Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013
No. 19 Iowa vs. No. 6 Penn State Oct. 25, 2013 Grant Field Photo by Jeff Becker
2014 -- named first-team NFHCA All-American... garnered NFHCA West All-Region accolades... started all 18 contests... named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year...led the Big Ten and ranked fourth nationally in goals per game (1.00)... led the Big Ten and ranked seventh nationally in points per game (2.33)... named first team All- Big Ten... emerged into program's all-time top-10 goals list on Oct. 25, scoring 48th career goal in 4-0 win over No. 4 Penn State... named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 9, following hat trick against No. 6 Virginia... tallied three game-winners... letterwinner.
2013 -- NCAA statistical champion for points per game, leading the nation in points per game (2.48)... first Hawkeye to lead nation in points per game since Kristy Gleason in 1992 (3.95)... named to the NFHCA Division I All-America second team... named to the NFHCA West Region All-America first team... named to All-Big Ten first team... named to All-Big Ten tournament team... named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 24... led Big Ten in points with 52... led Big Ten in goals with 22... ranked fourth nationally with 1.05 goals per game... 22 goals are the most by a Hawkeye since Kerry Lessard had 23 in 1998... 52 points are the most by an Iowa player since Kerry Lessard had 56 in 1997... named the University of Iowa's 2014 Female Athlete of the Year.
2012 -- Saw action in 20 contests, making seven starts... earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors on Oct. 23... one of four true freshman to see action... registered 17 points via eight goals and an assist... eight goals ranked third on the team... led Hawkeye freshmen in points, goals, and assists... scored her first goal and points Sept. 2 against Missouri State... registered two multi-goals games, scoring twice against Missouri State (Sept. 2) and Ball State (Oct. 21)... recorded her first career assist Oct. 21 vs. Ball State... made first career start Oct. 20 against Kent State... started Iowa's final seven contests, scoring a team-high five goals... scored first career game-winning goal in overtime against Michigan State on Nov. 1, leading the Hawkeyes to a 2-1 victory... letterwinner.
High School... Named the New Jersey State Player of the Year in 2011... named a first team NFHCA National All-American and an NFHCA Regional All-American in 2011... four-year varsity starter... owns high school's record for career points with 350 (135 goals and 80 assists)... four-time first team all-county and all-conference selection, a two-time team captain, and a two-time first team all-state selection... named the 2010 Essex County Player of the Year... four-year varsity member of the women's basketball and lacrosse teams.
Personal... One of Cafone's high school field hockey coaches was former Iowa All-American Diane DeMiro Simmons... open major.