Field Hockey: Former Dexter star Emma Tamer named National Defensive Player of the Week for Wolverines

Former Dexter standout Emma Tamer, who tallied her second multi-goal effort in three games for Michigan with her two markers against Penn State on Sunday (Oct. 20), was named the Big Ten and NFHCA National Defensive Player of the Week.

As a back, she also contributed to a defensive effort that allowed just one goal and just six shots on goal on the weekend.

Tamer (junior/sophomore) also shares the team lead with seven goals — the first markers of her collegiate career — all scored over the last seven games.

Tamer, who graduated from DHS in 2017, was selected to the Michigan All-State First Team (2013, ’14, ’16) and Second Team (2015). She helped lead the Dreadnaughts to a state title in 2014.

Highlights so far this year for the Wolverines

  • Anchored the Wolverine defense to a pair of conference victories against No. 2 Maryland and Penn State last weekend
  • Helped lead the Wolverines defense to a shutout win against No. 2 Maryland, stopping all 10 of Maryland’s shots and thwarting all three Terrapin corners
  • Posted her second multi-goal effort in three games with two penalty-corner markers in a 3-1 win against Penn State
  • The Academic All-Big Ten honoree earns her first career Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award
  • Last Michigan Defensive Player of the Week: Katie Trombetta (Oct. 23, 2017)