Field Hockey’s Madeline Murphy named Big Ten’s Freshman of the Week

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Field Hockey’s Madeline Murphy named Big Ten’s Freshman of the Week

Iowa forward Madeline Murphy looks to a teammate during a field hockey game during the Big Ten/ACC Challenge at Grant Field in Iowa City on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. Murphy was named Big Ten's Freshman of the Week this week. (Joseph Cress/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa forward Madeline Murphy looks to a teammate during a field hockey game during the Big Ten/ACC Challenge at Grant Field in Iowa City on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. Murphy was named Big Ten's Freshman of the Week this week. (Joseph Cress/The Daily Iowan)

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Iowa forward Madeline Murphy looks to a teammate during a field hockey game during the Big Ten/ACC Challenge at Grant Field in Iowa City on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. Murphy was named Big Ten's Freshman of the Week this week. (Joseph Cress/The Daily Iowan)

The Daily Iowan; Photos by Josep

The Daily Iowan; Photos by Josep

Iowa forward Madeline Murphy looks to a teammate during a field hockey game during the Big Ten/ACC Challenge at Grant Field in Iowa City on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. Murphy was named Big Ten's Freshman of the Week this week. (Joseph Cress/The Daily Iowan)


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Hawkeye field hockey’s Madeleine Murphy was named the Big Ten’s Freshman of the Week on Monday.

Murphy’s award comes off the heels of a 2-goal performance against New Hampshire, the first multi-goal game of her career.

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The Riana, Tasmania, native ranks second on the team with 5 goals, good enough for third in the Big Ten.

Her 13 points this season are second-best on the team and fifth-best in the conference.