No. 10 Hawkeyes Prepared for Drexel and Kent State
Sept. 17, 2013
NORLANDER WINS BIG TEN HONOR
"Stephanie has been a steady contributor in our attack," said UI head coach Tracey Griesbaum. "She has the ability to put pressure on the opposing team's defense because of her combination of speed and skill."
The North Vancouver native earned the accolade after a five shot, two goal performance in Iowa's 7-1 victory over Central Michigan Sept. 13. To date, Norlander is second on the team in points (8) and is tied for the team lead with four goals.
Norlander is the first Hawkeye to earn Freshman of the Week honors since Natalie Cafone on Oct. 23, 2012.
SCOUTING KENT STATE
IOWA DOWNS CENTRAL MICHIGAN, 7-1
The Chippewas struck first, pushing across the game's first goal 10 minutes into action, but it was all Iowa from then on.
The home team responded five minutes later. Iowa was awarded a penalty corner and converted. Senior Niki Schultheis pushed directly on the corner to junior Dani Hemeon, who slammed home the tying score. At the 26:35 mark, Natalie Cafone dribbled in close and scored around the Central Michigan goalkeeper to give the Hawkeyes their first lead.
Following the intermission, freshman Stephanie Norlander scored her first goal of the contest eight minutes into the second period from the top of the circle, giving Iowa a 3-1 lead. Norlander scored her second goal of the afternoon a couple minutes later from close range off a perfect pass from Schultheis.
Iowa extended its lead to 6-1 on back-to-back goals just minutes apart by junior Sara Watro, before Cafone added her second goal of the day on a breakaway to make the final score, 7-1.
The Hawkeyes controlled the tempo throughout, registering 30 shots while limiting the Chippewas to four. Three Hawkeyes recorded two goals (Cafone, Norlander, Watro) and Schultheis tallied two assists.
HAWKEYES FALL TO NO. 10 STANFORD
Iowa played tight defense in the first half, limiting the Cardinal to five shots. Stanford finally opened the scoring on the last play of the first half as Courtney Haldeman scored off a deflection.
Stanford opened up a 2-0 lead 10 minutes into the second half as Kelsey Harbin scored on a penalty stroke. Stanford limited Iowa to only one penalty corner.
Kelcey Boyce played well in goal once again for the Hawkeyes, posting five saves.
HAWKEYES DANCING AGAIN
IOWA IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT
HAWKEYES ON BTN
Johansen, a senior from North Vancouver, Canada, has played in 52 career games and made 47 starts for the Hawkeyes. She was named to the Big Ten All-Tournament team as a sophomore and junior. Johansen was selected to the Canadian Women's National Team in April. Johansen, who served as captain of the Canadian Junior World Cup Team in July, is one of eight Big Ten field hockey standouts also named to the list last season.
Schultheis, a senior from Hamburg, Germany, enters her fourth year as a starter for the Hawkeyes. Schultheis started all 21 games and posted a career-high 10 assists in 2012. The 10 assists marked the second-highest total on the team and ranked 10th in the Big Ten. Schultheis is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and a three-time NFHCA National Academic Squad member.
Stribos, a senior from Brussels, Belgium, has played in 60 career games for the Hawkeyes with 59 career starts. Last season as a junior, Stribos was named a Longstreth/NFHCA First Team West Region All-American, in addition to being a second team All-Big Ten selection. She is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and a three-time NFHCA National Academic Squad member.
DR. GRANT SELECTED TO NFHCA HALL OF FAME
A pioneer in intercollegiate athletics in the United States, Grant became the first women's athletics director at the University of Iowa in 1973. In her 27 years at the helm of a separate Women's Athletic Department, Grant helped coaches develop highly competitive teams at the national level and at the conference level where they won 27 Big Ten Conference titles. A native of Scotland, Grant has earned national acclaim for her dedication to gender equity in athletics. She has testified on Title IX and Gender Equity before several U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittees and has served as an expert witness in many Title IX lawsuits. She served as President of both the AIAW and the NACWAA.
She was given an Honorary Doctorate of Humane letters by Luther College and also by the University of Northern Iowa and named one of the 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America by the Institute of International Sport.
Iowa's home facility -- Grant Field -- is named in honor of Grant, the founder of Iowa field hockey.
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