PHILADELPHIA - The Ivy League has announced the 2015 All-Ivy teams for field hockey, and the University of Pennsylvania was represented by four women who were voted by the Ancient Eight coaches.
Sophomore attack Alexa Hoover was a first-team All-Ivy selection for the second year in a row. The Quakers' captains, senior Elizabeth Hitti and junior Elise Tilton, received second-team honors, while freshman Selena Garzio got honorable mention recognition.
Hoover finished the campaign with school records for goals (27) and points (63), shattering the previous marks held by Liz Lorelli since 2003. The sophomore was named Ivy League Player of the Week four times during the season, and had a staggering five games with at least three goals. She finished the regular season second in the country in goals per game and points per game.
Hitti set program records for assists in a season (18) and career (35), in both cases breaking marks that had stood since 1981. She ended the season leading the nation in assists per game (1.13). This is the second time Hitti has received All-Ivy recognition; she was honorable mention as a freshman in 2012. In a few weeks, Hitti will participate in the NFHCA Division I Senior Game, just the second Penn player invited to the game since 2004.
This is Tilton's first All-Ivy honor. The junior co-captain finished with five goals and five assists for 15 points. In Ivy play, she scored overtime winners against both Harvard and Dartmouth, and she later scored in Ivy wins over Yale and Brown.
Garzio finished second on the team in goals (7) and third in points (17). She had three goals in Ivy play this season, including the late tying goal last Saturday against Princeton that sent the game to overtime.
Princeton's Maddie Copeland was named the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year, while Tigers freshman Sophia Tornetta was the Ivy League Rookie of the Year. Cornell's Marisa Siergiej was voted as the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year.
Penn's season came to a close on Saturday in a 2-1 overtime loss to Princeton. The Quakers finished with a 13-3 overall record, the second time in three seasons they have finished with 13 wins. In Ivy League play, Penn went 5-2 and finished tied for second in the standings.