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Iowa defender Anthe Nijziel passes the ball during the second quarter of a field hockey game against Maryland on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at Grant Field. The Hawkeyes defeated the Terrapins, 3-0.

Iowa field hockey’s Anthe Nijziel named NFHCA West Region Player of the Year

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor November 29, 2021

Iowa field hockey’s Anthe Nijziel was named West Region Player of the Year by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Monday. The senior from the Netherlands already won the Big Ten Player...

Northwestern midfielder Maddie Zimmer and Iowa forward Annika Herbine race for the ball during a field hockey game between Iowa and Northwestern at Grant Field in Iowa City on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. Northwestern won 1-0, eliminating Iowa in the tournament. Earlier in the season, Northwestern won against Iowa. Zimmer had one shot on goal. (Gabby Drees/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa field hockey eliminated from NCAA tournament

Ben Palya, Sports Editor November 14, 2021

Iowa field hockey’s NCAA Tournament Elite Eight matchup against Northwestern looked set to go into overtime at Grant Field on Sunday as the Hawkeyes and Wildcats were both scoreless near the end...

Iowa midfielder Ellie Holley works to move around Northwestern midfielder Kayla Blas at a field hockey game between Iowa and Northwestern at Grant Field on Oct. 29, 2021. The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes 2-1.

No. 3 Iowa field hockey looking to end two-game skid in NCAA Tournament

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter November 11, 2021

Iowa field hockey is hosting the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1999. In the 20-team field, the top four seeds host a region of four teams each. Iowa is...

Iowa forward Maddy Murphy pushes the ball downfield around Michigan at the Field Hockey Big Ten Tournament Semifinals between Iowa and Michigan at Bauer Track/Field Complex on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. The Wolverines defeated the Hawkeyes, 3-2.

Iowa field hockey falls to Michigan in Big Ten Tournament

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter November 5, 2021

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — No. 1 Iowa field hockey suffered its second straight loss Friday afternoon as the top-seeded Hawkeyes fell to fourth-seeded Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament, 3-2. The fall...

Iowa defender Anthe Nijziel takes a shot on goal during the Iowa Field Hockey game against Ohio University on Sep. 10, 2021 at Grant Field. Iowa defeated Ohio 8-0. (Casey Stone/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa field hockey ready to compete against stacked Big Ten tournament field

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter November 5, 2021

The 2021 Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament has already kicked off in Piscataway, New Jersey. The conference tourney’s quarterfinals were played Thursday. Iowa’s first day of tournament action...

Iowa defender Anthe Nijziel passes the ball during the second quarter of a field hockey game against Maryland on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at Grant Field. The Hawkeyes defeated the Terrapins, 3-0.

Iowa field hockey’s Nijziel, Cellucci claim Big Ten Conference’s top honors

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor November 3, 2021

Iowa field hockey defender Anthe Nijziel was named both Big Ten Player of the Year and the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season Wednesday morning. Nijziel had previously...

Iowa forward Ciara Smith and Ohio State back Olivia Zettervall try to gain possession of the ball during the field hockey game between Iowa and Ohio State at Grant Field on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. Iowa defeated Ohio State 3-0.

No. 1 Iowa field hockey drops first game of season

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter October 29, 2021

No. 1 Iowa field hockey fell just short of an undefeated regular season, falling to No. 6 Northwestern, 2-1, at Grant Field on Friday. The Hawkeyes will now enter the postseason with a 16-1 overall...

Iowa defender Anthe Nijziel passes the ball during the second quarter of a field hockey game against Maryland on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at Grant Field. The Hawkeyes defeated the Terrapins, 3-0.

No. 1 Iowa field hockey looking to finish undefeated regular season

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter October 28, 2021

No. 1 Hawkeye field hockey is closing in on the postseason, as Iowa clinched the Big Ten regular season championship with a current 16-0 record. But before the Hawkeyes turn their attention to the...

Iowa players celebrate the win after the field hockey game between No.1 Iowa and No. 2 Michigan on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at Grant Field. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wolverines 2-1 in double overtime and a shootout.(Jeff Sigmund/Daily Iowan)

No. 1 Iowa field hockey creating special season

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter October 26, 2021

Expectations were high for Iowa field hockey ahead of the 2021-22 season. The Hawkeyes started the year ranked third in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association’s preseason poll. Iowa sat...

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