Philadelphia - Junior Cara Calahan (Doylestown, Pa.) was tabbed the Ivy League Field Hockey Player of the Week after scoring two goals in Penn’s 2-1 victory over Princeton on Nov. 5. This is Calahan’s second Ivy Player of the Week honor as she also received the award on Oct. 5.
Calahan scored the game-winning tally with no time remaining on the clock to give Penn its first win over Princeton in 10 years and a share of the Ivy Crown with Harvard. She scored the first goal of the game with five minutes left in the first half to give the Quakers the advantage heading into the second half. Calahan has scored seven goals this season and added five assists.
The Quakers were ranked 20th by womensfieldhockey.com and received votes in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) poll for the seventh week in a roll. Penn finished the 2004 season with a 13-4 record after winning eight straight games. The 13 wins by the Quakers this is season is the second most in school history and the most since 1988, while Penn’s eight-straight victories ties the school record for wins in-a-row. Written by Heather Palmer, associate director of athletic communications