The Big Ten Conference announced its 2014 field hockey All-Big Ten teams and individual award winners on Wednesday, with Maryland collecting four individual honors after winning the Big Ten Championship in its first season in the conference. The Terrapins’ Maxine Fluharty was tabbed Player of the Year, Sarah Sprink was named Defensive Player of the Year, Moira Putsch claimed Freshman of the Year honors and Missy Meharg was named Big Ten Coach of the Year. Iowa’s Natalie Cafone was tabbed Offensive Player of the Year. The complete list of All-Big Ten honorees and Sportsmanship Award honorees can be found below.
The Maryland field hockey team clinched the outright Big Ten Championship on Saturday with a 4-1 win over No. 14 Iowa.
BTN will provide extensive coverage of the 2014 Big Ten fall championships and tournaments.
Here’s a quick look at what’s coming up this week on our subscription service BTN Plus. BTN Plus programming includes non-televised games and events available on BTN2Go with a purchase of a BTN Plus subscription. BTN Plus content features live games produced by students at Big Ten universities. We’ve got volleyball, field hockey and men’s and women’s soccer. A subscription to BTN Plus on BTN2Go does not require a Big Ten Network TV subscription with a TV provider. To access BTN Plus programming, you must purchase a BTN Plus Subscription (see pricing, subscription length and conference/school pass options listed here)
Here’s a quick look at what’s coming up for field hockey in the next week on our subscription service BTN Plus. BTN Plus programming includes non-televised games and events available on BTN2Go with a purchase of a BTN Plus subscription. BTN Plus content features live games produced by students at Big Ten universities. A subscription to BTN Plus on BTN2Go does not require a Big Ten Network TV subscription with a TV provider. To access BTN Plus programming, you must purchase a BTN Plus Subscription (see pricing, subscription length and conference/school pass options listed here) and create a BTN2Go account.
Iowa fired field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum on Aug. 5 and tabbed Lisa Cellucci as interim coach. In response to the dismissal, the players released a statement in support of Griesbaum. Iowa AD Gary Barta has responded to the statement, and you can read his response in this post. Read Barta’s full response below: “I have been made aware of, and have read, the statement of support for coach Griesbaum released by our current field hockey team. This has been an emotional process and period of time for everyone involved… including, and especially for, our student-athletes. The women in our
The Big Ten released its 2014 Big Ten field hockey TV schedule on Tuesday. View the full BTN/BTN2Go field hockey schedule in this post. 2014 BIG TEN FIELD HOCKEY ON BTN Friday September 26, 2014 Indiana @ Iowa Iowa City, IA BTN 3:00PM Friday October 3, 2014 Ohio State @ Maryland College Park, MD BTN 3:00PM Friday October 10, 2014 Penn State @ Maryland College Park, MD BTN 3:00PM Friday October 17, 2014 Rutgers @ Penn State State College, PA BTN 3:00PM Friday October 24, 2014 Michigan State @ Michigan Ann Arbor, MI BTN 3:00PM Friday October 31, 2014 Northwestern
Michigan State upset No. 2 Syracuse, 2-1, and Penn State fell to Princeton, 5-4, Saturday in the opening round of the NCAA field hockey tournament. The Spartans’ win over the Orange snapped Syracuse’s 45-game home winning streak. Michigan State will take on Connecticut at 2 p.m. ET Sunday. The winner of the game advances to the national semifinals. [ MORE: View the official NCAA.com interactive bracket ] Read full MSUSpartans.com recap. Read full GoPSUSports.com recap.
Two Big Ten teams will compete in the NCAA Field Hockey Championship, it was announced on Sunday night. Michigan State and Penn State earned berths to the 16-team tournament, with the Spartans opening play on Wednesday and the Nittany Lions participating on Saturday. [ MORE: View the official 2013 NCAA Field Hockey Tournament bracket ] After winning its fourth Big Ten Tournament title and first since 2009, Michigan State earns a berth into the NCAA Tournament. The Spartans will host Miami (Ohio) in a play-in game on Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET. The winner will head to second-seeded Syracuse on
Third-seeded Michigan State topped fifth-seeded Iowa, 3-2, to claim the 2013 Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament Championship on Sunday afternoon. The Spartans rallied from a 2-0 deficit, and Adelle Lever scored the go-ahead and eventual game-winning goal on a highlight play in the 62nd minute. Abby Barker accounted for Michigan State’s first two goals. This marks Michigan State’s fourth Big Ten tourney title and first since 2009. With the win, the Spartans (12-9, 4-2 Big Ten) earn the Big Ten’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. Relive the 2013 tournament: Thursday, Nov. 7 – First Round Time Matchup Coverage 10:00