The 2012-13 academic year was a memorable one for Northwestern. Over the next several weeks, we will celebrate the conference championships, noteworthy wins and significant milestones that the Wildcats accumulated during the past year. Be sure to follow along at NUsports.com as we revisit the top 20 moments.
|Moment No. 8
|Date||Oct. 21, 2012|
|Location||Lakeside Field | Evanston, Ill.|
|Original Story||Armstrong is Grand on Senior Day as Wildcats Beat Bears, 6-0|
|Watch||Chelsea Armstrong Feature|
|Top 20 Countdown||Northwestern's Top 20 Moments of 2012-13 Countdown|
Entering the 2012 season, only eight players in the history of NCAA Division I field hockey had amassed 100 career goals. Northwestern's standout Chelsea Armstrong increased that mark by one.
In the final home game of her remarkable career as a Wildcat, Armstrong tallied four goals as NU rolled to a 6-0 victory over Missouri State on Senior Day, allowing the Perth, Australia, native to reach the century mark. Career tally No. 100 came at the 52:03 mark in the second half off an assist from Tara Puffenberger and was her 29th goal of the season, a total that led the nation during the regular season.
Armstrong became the third player in Big Ten Conference history to achieve the milestone. The win over the Bears was Northwestern's 15th over a 16-game span and raised their season record to 16-2 at the time, highlighting the winningest campaign by the Wildcats in 23 years.
Armstrong would be named a first-team All-American for the second-consecutive season while also being recognized as Northwestern's 2012-13 Female Athlete of the Year. She earned three All-America honors overall in her career as well as four first-team All-Big Ten and All-West Region selections as well as 14 times being recognized as the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week.