Field Hockey's Cara Calahan Named Ivy League Player of the Week

Philadelphia - Junior Cara Calahan (Doylestown, Pa.) was tabbed the Ivy League Field Hockey Player of the Week after scoring two goals in Penn’s 3-2 overtime victory versus Dartmouth on Oct. 2.

“I am very pleased that Cara was recognized as the Ivy Player of the Week,” Head Coach Val Cloud said. “She has been a consistent performer and persistent offensive threat all season. Cara has elevated her play from last year to be one of the best attackers in the League."

Calahan scored the game-winning goal just over seven minutes into overtime for her team-leading fourth goal of the season. Earlier in the game, she tied the score at 1-1 midway through the first period on a feed from junior Kristen Gray. Calahan leads the team in points with 12 on four goals and four helpers.

With the win, the Quakers move into a three-way tie for second-place in the Ancient Eight standings with Princeton and Dartmouth. Of the three schools, the Red and Blue sport the best overall record of 6-4. Penn returns to action on Oct. 6 with a 7 p.m. contest against Drexel at Franklin Field.

Written by Heather Palmer, associate dircetor of athletic communications