After picking up two wins over the weekend, both 1-0 shutouts including one over No. 6 Princeton, No. 23 Rutgers Field Hockey earned two Big Ten weekly honors. Sophomore goalkeeper Gianna Glatz was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week and freshman outside back Milena Redlingshoefer was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.
Gianna Glatz of @RUFieldHockey named Defensive Player of the Week after making 10 saves and backstopping the Scarlet Knights to a pair of shutout wins against Cornell and No. 6 Princeton last weekend. #B1GFH pic.twitter.com/kdzK3dE4Ni— Big Ten Conference (@bigten) September 10, 2018
Milena Redlingshoefer of @RUFieldHockey named Freshman of the Week after playing every minute at outside back and preserving Rutgers’ wins over Cornell and No. 6 Princeton last weekend. #B1GFH pic.twitter.com/OqR9OaFCrj— Big Ten Conference (@bigten) September 10, 2018
Glatz helped the Scarlet Knights earn their third and fourth shutouts of the regular season over Cornell and Princeton this past weekend, making three saves over Cornell and seven against Princeton, tying her season-high. Glatz has all four shutouts this season, and boasts a 0.43 goals against average and a .905 save percentage, leading the Big Ten Conference in all three categories. She is also second in the nation in both GAA and save percentage.
Redlingshoefer has found her place in Rutgers’s lineup and played every minute of both games this weekend. The freshman from Munich, Germany has started all five games at back this season and bolstered the defense in front of Glatz to help the team pick up both shutouts. They did not allow Princeton to score on nine attempted penalty corners and 13 shots. Rutgers is averaging 0.4 goals allowed per game, which is tied for the nation’s lead.
#RUFH earns two Big Ten weekly awards:— Rutgers Field Hockey (@RUFieldHockey) September 10, 2018
Gianna Glatz named #B1GFH Defensive Player of the Week
Milena Redlingshoefer named #B1GFH Freshman of the Week
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The Scarlet Knights will look to play well and remain undefeated when they head on their first road trip on Friday when they face No. 7 Michigan in their first Big Ten contest of the season. They will also play Longwood on Sunday.