Photo Gallery: 2011 Field Hockey Season in Review 11/15/2011
Field hockey continued its ascent up the Ivy League standings in 2011. Here is a look back as some of the season-defining moments for the Quakers this past season.
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384 640 2011 Field Hockey team 206173266 Hunter Martin384 640 2011 Field Hockey The Quakers took huge strides forward in 2011 as they look to continue their ascent up the Ivy League standings in years to come. 206172948 Hunter Martin384 640 Head Coach Colleen Fink Field hockey won more games overall and finished higher in the Ivy League standings under second-year head coach Colleen Fink in 2011. 206173269 Hunter Martin384 640 Alex Iqbal & MaryRose Croddick 2011 All-Ivy Freshmen Alex Iqbal (second-team) and MaryRose Croddick (honorable mention) each earned All-Ivy honors in 2011. This was the first time in the program's history that two freshmen represented Penn on the All-Ivy squad. 206163593 University of Pennsylvania384 640 Penn Field Hockey Class of 2012 Penn will graduate five players, plus manager Megan Purzycki. From left to right: Penn field hockey's Class of 2012: Megan Purzycki, Erin Healy, Abi Egan, Caroline Olt, Kirstin Snyder, and Kieran Sweeney. 206157124 University of Pennsylvania384 640 Seniors: Class of 2012 206173314 University of Pennsylvania
384 640 Abi Egan Abi Egan served as team captain in 2011. She played in 12 games and had an assist in the win against Appalachian State. She took shots against Lafayette and Princeton. She finishes her Penn career having played in 50 games over four seasons. 206173470 University of Pennsylvania640 259 Erin Healy Erin Healy started on senior night against Princeton and was part of a defensive unit that held Princeton scoreless for over 52 minutes. She finishes her Penn career having played in 36 games, starting 17. 206173477 Hunter Martin384 640 Caroline Olt Caroline Olt was a team captain and started all 17 games. She played the full 70 minutes in 12 games and recorded a defensive save against Rider. She graduates having played in 59 games, starting the last 51 games of her career dating back to her sophomore season. 206173290 Jonathon Kolbe384 640 Kirstin Snyder Kirstin Snyder started every game as a senior. She finished second on the team and set career-highs in goals (5), assists (3), points (13), shots (32), and shots on goal (23). She played 54 games, starting 44, and finishes her career with 10 goals and five assists. 206173367 Jonathon Kolbe384 640 Kieran Sweeney Kieran Sweeney started 16 games in 2011. She finished third in the Ivies in saves (121) and fourth in save percentage (.738). She posted two shutout wins this season. She played in 45 games at Penn, starting 40, and posted five shutouts in four years. 206173572 Jonathon Kolbe384 640 Juniors: Class of 2013 206173583 University of Pennsylvania
384 640 Kyle deSandes-Moyer Kyle deSandes-Moyer played in 14 games and made 11 starts as a junior. She took shots in the games against Towson, Lehigh and Lafayette. She played the full 70 minutes in four games this year. 206173292 Hunter Martin384 640 Mandy Epstein Mandy Esptein started all 17 games in 2011, playing all but 14 minutes of the game time. She made the first defensive save of her career against St. Joseph's and had another vs. Lafayette. She has started in 33 straight games dating back to last season. 206173491 Hunter Martin384 640 Sarah Hasson Sarah Hasson played in all 17 games, starting 12. She scored against Dartmouth and Lehigh, while also recording the game-winning assist against Appalachian State. She has played in 49 games, starting 43, through her first three seasons. 206173492 Hunter Martin384 640 Sophomores: Class of 2014 206173505 University of Pennsylvania384 640 Christina Benvenuti Christina Benvenuti saw playing time in each of the first four games as a sophomore before missing the remainder of the season with an injury. 206173574 Jonathon Kolbe384 640 Amelia Cohen Amelia Cohen played in 16 games, starting four, as a sophomore. She took one shot in the overtime win against La Salle. She had two shots in the victories over Appalachian State and Brown. 206173573 Jonathon Kolbe
384 640 Katie Harrington Katie Harrington played in 12 games as a sophomore and started against St. Joseph's. She played 20-plus minutes in 10 of the games that she saw action. Through two seasons, she has played in 28 games, starting 10. 206173494 Jonathon Kolbe640 232 Olivia Olt Olivia Olt saw action in the Penn defense in the Quakers victory over Appalachian State. 206173271 Jonathon Kolbe384 640 Sunny Stirewalt Sunny Stirewalt played in four games as a sophomore. She recorded a shot in the 5-2 win over Appalachian State and also had a shot against Harvard. She has played in 21 games in her first two seasons, starting 14 during that time. 206173575 Jonathon Kolbe384 640 Julie Tahan Julie Tahan led Penn in goals (6), assists (8), points (20), shots (67), and shots on goal (40) as a sophomore. She had her first multi-goal game against Lehigh and had two assists in the win over Appalachian State. She has scored nine goals in her first two seasons. 206173294 Jonathon Kolbe384 640 Freshmen: Class of 2015 206173584 University of Pennsylvania384 640 Helene Caniglia Helene Caniglia started every game as freshman. She had four goals and two assists, while finishing with a team-high three defensive saves. She scored the game-winning goal against La Salle and assisted on the game-winning goal against Cornell. 206173577 Hunter Martin
384 640 Katherine Cook As a freshman, Katherine Cook played in 12 games, starting six. She made her first career start against La Salle and had a defensive save in that overtime win. 206173495 Hunter Martin384 640 Emily Corcoran Emily Corcoran played in every game as a freshman, starting 15. Her first career goal was the game-winner against Cornell. She also scored against Villanova. She tallied assists against St. Joseph's and Lehigh. 206173576 Hunter Martin384 640 MaryRose Croddick MaryRose Croddick started every game as a freshman and earned honorable mention All-Ivy. She was the only player to play every minute of the season. She made defensive saves in the wins against Cornell and Appalachian State and had a shot against Lehigh. 206173578 Hunter Martin384 640 Alex Iqbal Alex Iqbal started all 17 games and earned second-team All-Ivy honors. She finished the season with five goals and two assists, which was the most points by a Penn freshman since 1983. She had a hat trick against Appalachian State and scored twice against Brown. 206173496 Hunter Martin640 229 Camille Parry Camille Parry played in four games as a freshman. She recorded her first career shot against Rider and saw playing time in the victories over La Salle and Appalachian State. 206173485 Hunter Martin384 640 Carly Sokach Carly Sokach played in three games, including starting the season opener at American. She finished 10th in the Ivy League with 17 saves. She played the entire second half in the win against Appalachian State and made a season-high eight saves against Rider. 206173579 Jonathon Kolbe
640 308 Allison Weisenfels Freshman Allison Weisenfels was unable to see any playing time in 2011, but still has three more seasons at Penn to make an impact on the emerging team. 206173482 Jonathon Kolbe384 640 Gearing up for 2012 The 17 players that will return for Penn in 2012 started a combined 125 games this season. This includes 11 players that played in at least 12 games. For their careers, the returning players have started a combined 237 games at Penn. 206173498 Jonathon Kolbe