PHILADELPHIA – Four University of Pennsylvania field hockey team members were recognized for their performance this season as the Ivy League announced its All-Ivy selections on Thursday.
Penn freshman Alexa Hoover was named Rookie of the Year, while also earning first-team honors. Named to the second-team were seniors Emily Corcoran and MaryRose Croddick, while senior Alex Iqbal earned honorable mention.
Alexa Hoover is the second straight Quaker to earn Rookie of the Year honors and first-team recognition. The Collegeville, Pa. native also claimed the Ivy League scoring title this fall, with 14 goals. She finished the season with 31 points – 14 goals, three assists – with 38 of her 51 shots coming on goal, for a .740 shots on goal percentage.
After being named second-team All-Ivy a season ago, Emily Corcoran repeated the honor in her senior season after scoring nine goals, while adding six assists, for a total of 24 points. She also recorded three game winning goals for the Quakers, with 26 of her 30 shots this season coming on goal. The Bryn Mawr, Pa. native will represent Penn and the Ivy League in the NFHCA Senior Game scheduled to be held on Nov. 22 in conjunction with the NCAA field hockey finals at the University of Maryland.
MaryRose Croddick was named second-team All-Ivy for the second time in her career, and received her third overall Ivy honor. The senior earned second-team honors in 2012, along with being named honorable mention in 2011. Serving as the anchor of the Quakers defense, the Fair Haven, N.J. collected seven assists offensively, serving as the stick-stop on Penn’s penalty corners.
Earning honorable mention All-Ivy, Alex Iqbal also earned her second career league honor. As a freshman, she was named second-team All-Ivy. This season, the senior recorded a career-high seven goals and eight assists. The Darien, Conn. native led the team in shots, with 50, 29 of which came on goal.
Penn finished the season 8-9 overall, while finishing in a tie for fifth place in the Ivy League, with a 3-4 record.
Ivy League Release