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Gianna Glatz, Milena Redlingshoefer Earn Big Ten Honors For Rutgers Field Hockey

Both players helped Rutgers post shutouts over Cornell and No. 6 Princeton this past weekend and earned conference honors for their excellent play.

(Ben Solomon/Rutgers Athletics)

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.

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.

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.