Field Hockey's Hoover Named Ivy Rookie of the Week

PHILADELPHIA – It was quite an introduction to collegiate field hockey for University of Pennsylvania freshman Alexa Hoover over the weekend. The forward recorded three goals and an assist in a, 9-1, victory over Lehigh on Friday, helping earn her Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors for the week ending on September 7.

The Collegeville, Pa. native scored twice in the first half, before adding her third goal of the day in period two. Hoover also helped senior Emily Corcoran record her first career hat trick, with an assist on the captain’s second goal.

On Sunday, Hoover provided the Quakers with their best opportunity to score in a 1-0 defeat to Bucknell, but was thwarted on an excellent play the Bison goalkeeper.

Ivy League Release