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September 25, 2012

Field Hockey Weekly Release - Week 5

Updated Overall/Conference Stats (pdf)

PRINCETON, N.J. -- After two conference games apiece for the Ivy League field hockey teams, Princeton and Columbia find themselves alone atop the standings with matching 2-0 Ivy records. The Tigers took down Yale last week, 8-0, while Columbia defeated Cornell, 2-1. There can be only one champion, however, and the two first-place squads will face off on Sept. 28 in New York with the winner getting a huge boost towards the title.

Cornell, Dartmouth, Penn and Yale have matching 1-1 League records, while Brown and Harvard are each looking for their first Ivy win.

In a week filled with conference and non-conference games, Dartmouth went 3-0 to improve to .500 on the season, at 4-4. The Big Green toughed out a pair of one-goal victories, defeating Bryant, 6-5, and Brown, 3-2, before enjoying an 8-1 blowout of Holy Cross.

Penn and Columbia also finished the week undefeated. The Quakers picked up a pair of 4-3 wins, over La Salle and Harvard, while the Lions defeated Cornell, 2-1, and Fairfield, 4-3. Yale bounced back from its loss to Princeton with a 3-1 win over Sacred Heart.

Playing their second game in as many days, the third-ranked Tigers fell to No. 2 Syracuse, 2-0. The Orange moved into the No. 1 ranking while Princeton stayed at No. 3 in the latest National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) poll.

Besides Princeton at Columbia on Friday, the third week of Ivy action also features Harvard at Brown, Yale at Cornell and Penn at Dartmouth, all on Saturday. The Bulldogs will also face No. 1 Syracuse on Sunday.

CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Penn senior Sarah Hasson (Warrington, Pa.) and Dartmouth junior Maggie Scanlon (Shaker Heights, Ohio) were instrumental in their teams’ undefeated weeks.

In two games for the Quakers, Hasson finished with six points on two goals and two assists, including the gamewinner against Harvard. Hasson tallied an assist in the 4-3 win over La Salle and then followed that with a five-point, two-goal, one-assist performance against the Crimson, her first two-score game since her freshman year.

Hasson earns her first career Player of the Week award and her third Ivy League weekly honor after being named Rookie of the Week twice in 2009. She is the first Penn Player of the Week since Sept. 18, 2007, when Kara Bolger earned the award.

Hasson’s Weekly Stats
2 GP, 2G, 2A, 6 Pts., 7 Shots, 7 SOG, 1 GW

In a 3-0 week for Dartmouth, Scanlon finished with eight points on three goals and two assists. She led the team in scoring despite coming off the bench in all three games. Scanlon finished with two multi-point efforts in the three games, tallying a goal and an assist against Bryant and two goals and an assist against Holy Cross.

Scanlon takes home her first career Ivy League weekly award and becomes Dartmouth’s first Player of the Week recipient since Lisa Masini earned the honor on Oct. 4, 2011.

Scanlon’s Weekly Stats
3 GP, 3G, 2A, 8 Pts., 5 Shots, 4 SOG

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Penn freshman Elizabeth Hitti (Ashland, Mass.) was also a key factor in her team’s 2-0 week, posting seven points on three goals and one assist in the two games. Hitti finished with two goals, including the gamewinner, against La Salle, and then posted a goal and an assist against Harvard.

Hitti earns her second Rookie of the Week honor of the season (Sept. 4). Her award gives Penn a sweep of the League weekly awards for the first time since Nov. 10, 1995, when Marla Maiorano was the Player of the Week and Sarah Dunn was the Rookie of the Week.

For the third-straight week, a team has swept the Ivy League weekly awards. On Sept. 11, it was Columbia’s Gabby Kozlowski (co-Player) and Anna Scipioni (Rookie), and last week Princeton took home both honors with Kathleen Sharkey (Player) and Teresa Benvenuti (Rookie).

Hitti’s Weekly Stats
2 GP, 3G, 1A, 7 Pts., 4 Shots, 3 SOG, 1 GW

HONOR ROLL
Hannah Balleza, Cornell (Jr., F – Severna Park, Md.)
2 GP, 2G, 4 Pts., 4 Shots, 3 SOG

Erica Borgo, Yale (Jr., M – Randolph, N.J.)
2 GP, 1G, 1A, 3 Pts., 4 Shots, 3 SOG

Maddie Copeland, Princeton (Fr., F – Hightstown, N.J.)
2 GP, 2G, 4 Pts., 3 Shots, 3 SOG

Liz Malone, Columbia (Jr., F – Walpole, Mass.)
2 GP, 3G, 6 Pts., 8 Shots, 7 SOG, 1 GW

Hannah Rogers, Brown (Fr., F – Lost Altos, Calif.)
1 GP, 1G, 1A, 3 Pts., 2 Shots, 2 SOG

Kathleen Sharkey, Princeton (Sr., F – Moosic, Pa.) 

2 GP, 4G, 8 Pts., 12 Shots, 9 SOG, 1 GW

Brooke Van Valkenburg, Dartmouth (Fr., M – Garden City, N.Y.)
3 GP, 1G, 1A, 3 Pts., 1 Shot, 1 SOG

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Monday, September 24
Bryant at Harvard, 6pm

Wednesday, September 26
Brown at Quinnipiac, 4pm

Friday, September 28
*No. 3 Princeton at Columbia, 7pm

Saturday, September 29
*Harvard at Brown, 12pm
*Yale at Cornell, 12pm
*Penn at Dartmouth, 12pm

Sunday, September 30
Fairfield at Brown, 12pm
Siena at Cornell, 1pm
Quinnipiac at Harvard, 2pm
Yale at No. 1 Syracuse, 2pm

KEY
*-Ivy League Contest

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
September 4 – Kathleen Sharkey (Princeton)
September 11 – Gabby Kozlowski (Columbia)/Katie Reinprecht (Princeton)
September 18 – Kathleen Sharkey (Princeton)
September 25 – Maggie Scanlon (Dartmouth)/Sarah Hasson (Penn)
October 2 –
October 9
October 16 –
October 23 –
October 30 –
November 6 –

ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
September 4 – Elizabeth Hitti (Penn)
September 11 – Anna Scipioni (Columbia)
September 18 – Teresa Benvenuti (Princeton)
September 25 – Elizabeth Hitti (Penn)
October 2 –
October 9
October 16 –
October 23 –
October 30 –
November 6 –

HONOR ROLL
September 4 – Liza Masini (Dartmouth), Shannon McSweeney (Brown), Christie O’Hara (Columbia), Hannah Rogers (Brown), Julie Tahan (Penn), Cynthia Tassapoulos (Harvard)
September 11 – Mary Beth Barham (Yale), Amelia Cohen (Penn), Clayton Christus (Brown), Elizabeth Hitti (Penn), Hannah Rogers (Brown)
September 18 – Molly Andrews (Columbia), Hannah Balleza (Cornell), Mary Beth Barham (Yale), Christina Freibott (Columbia), Shannon McSweeney (Brown)
September 25 – Hannah Balleza (Cornell), Erica Borgo (Yale), Maddie Copeland (Princeton), Liz Malone (Columbia), Hannah Rogers (Brown), Kathleen Sharkey (Princeton), Brooke Van Valkenburg (Dartmouth)
October 2 –
October 9
October 16 –
October 23 –
October 30 –
November 6 –

WEEKLY AWARD HISTORY

Player of the Week
School Last Occurence Player
Brown November 2, 2010* Leslie Springmeyer
Columbia September 11, 2012* Gabby Kozlowski
Cornell September 6, 2011 Carolyn Horner
Dartmouth September 25, 2012* Maggie Scanlon
Harvard September 27, 2011 Carly Dickson
Penn September 25, 2012* Sarah Hasson
Princeton September 18, 2012 Kathleen Sharkey
Yale November 1, 2011 Erin Carter
     
Rookie of the Week
School
Last Occurence Player
Brown November 1, 2011 Meghan O'Donnell
Columbia September 12, 2012 Anna Scipioni
Cornell October 26, 2010 Hannah Balleza
Dartmouth September 27, 2011 Ali Savage
Harvard October 25, 2011 Noel Painter
Penn September 25, 2012 Elizabeth Hitti
Princeton September 18, 2012 Teresa Benvenuti
Yale November 9, 2010 Erica Borgo

*Shared honor