PHILADELPHIA – The postseason awards continue for University of Pennsylvania field hockey senior Emily Corcoran and freshman Alexa Hoover as the two were named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Mid-Atlantic all-region team.
Earning second-team selections for the region, the two forwards ledthe Quakersin goals this season, combining for 23 of Penn’s 45 goals this season.
Head Coach Colleen Fink said of the duo, “It’s very special that Alexa and Emily were named all-region alongside one another. Alexa has looked to Emily as a real mentor and role model. They work extremely well together on the field, because they are both selfless team players.”
For Emily Corcoran, it is her second all-region selection, earning second-team honors as a junior in 2013. In her senior season she scored nine goals, while adding six assists, for a total of 24 points, earning second-team All-Ivy honors. Corcoran will represent Penn and the Ivy League in the NFHCA Senior Game scheduled to be held on Nov. 22 in conjunction with the NCAA field hockey finals at the University of Maryland.
Fink says, “Emily works tirelessly defensively and finds open passing lanes well. She came through in her career making some very critical plays and was a true leader on and off the field. Her legacy in our program is long lasting.”
As a freshman Alexa Hoover claimed the Ivy League scoring title, totaling 14 goals. She was named Ivy League Rookie of the Year and finished the season with 31 points – 14 goals, three assists – with 38 of her 51 shots coming on goal.
“After seeing Alexa named Ivy League Rookie of the Year, it’s very rewarding to also have her recognized as one of the best overall players in the Mid-Atlantic region,” said Fink.
“Alexa was the top scorer in the League and created a lot of scoring opportunities for her teammates. She is exciting to watch, dynamic and manipulative on the ball, while havingfantastic change of speed. She is developing a great understanding of the game."
Penn finished the season 8-9 overall, while finishing in a tie for fifth place in the Ivy League, with a 3-4 record.
Download: DI All-Region Teams 11-17-14.pdf