PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania placed four members among the league’s best players when the 2013 All-Ivy field hockey teams were announced Wednesday. Freshman Jasmine Cole was named Co-Rookie of the Year and first-team All-Ivy along with junior goalkeeper Carly Sokach. Earning second-team All-Ivy honors were senior Julie Tahan and junior Emily Corcoran.
The first-team All-Ivy selections mark the first time Penn has had a player selected first-team since 2007, and the first time two Quakers have been selected since 2005. Cole’s Rookie of the Year award is the fourth in Penn field hockey history (Donna Berk, 1983; Nicky Hitchens, 1985; Melissa Black, 2004).
Cole became the first freshman in program history to earn first-team All-Ivy. The Montclair, N.J. native finished the year with a team-leading 18 goals and 39 points. Cole finished the regular season second in the nation in goals per game (1.06) and sixth in points per game (2.29). She led the Ivy League in both categories.
Sokach started all 17 games in goal and played all 1,200-plus minutes for the Quakers. She finished 13th in the nation and second in the Ivy League in save percentage (.776) and saves per game (7.12). The West Pittston, Pa. native recorded five shutouts this season, and had seven games with double digit saves. Sokach tied her career high mark of saves in a game with 15 against Yale. This is her first All-Ivy team recognition.
Corcoran was also recognized for the first time, after finishing the regular season 14th in the nation and first in the Ivies in points per game (2.06). The Bryn Mawr, Pa. native also finished 22nd in the nation and third in the Ivies in assists per game (0.53) and 23rd in the nation and third in the Ivies in goals per game (0.76). Corcoran led the Quakers in assists (9) and was second in goals (13) and points (35).
Tahan received second-team All-Ivy for the second season in a row. The forward from Morristown, Pa. scored four goals with eight assists for 16 points during the season. The two-time captain was seventh in the Ivy League in assists per game (0.47).
The Quakers (13-4, 5-2) finished the year second in the Ivy League, with a chance to win the Ivy League title intheir final game, while posting the most overall wins since 2004.
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