Grzywacz Earns Second-Straight Defensive Player of the Week Honor
Sept. 24, 2013
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Brittany Grzywacz (Collegeville, Pa.) was awarded the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday afternoon for the second consecutive week. The senior was instrumental in the Nittany Lions' successful weekend matchups, helping the team defeat No. 16 Delaware and Lafayette.
Grzywacz scored the opening goal in both games over the weekend, propelling the team to wins over No. 16 Delaware and Lafayette. The two goals give the senior five for the season, the second most on the team. The two game-winners push the defender's season total to four, which leads the Big Ten.
To go along with the offensive production, Grzywacz was part of a defensive back line that allowed a total of four shots in both matches combined, helping the team record back-to-back shutouts for the first time all season.
The Collegeville, Pa. native has now claimed the honor four times in her four seasons with the Nittany Lions. Grzywacz is the second Penn State athlete to win back-to-back weekly awards from the Big Ten this season, joining Christian Hackenberg, who was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week for football in weeks one and three.
Grzywacz and the team will be back in action this weekend, as Penn State plays Miami (Ohio) on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Bloomington, Ind. The Blue and White then opens up Big Ten play on Sunday against Indiana in a Sunday match that is slated to start at noon.