PHILADELPHIA - The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) announced its 2016 All-Region teams on Tuesday and the University of Pennsylvania was represented by Alexa Hoover and Alexa Schneck in the Mid-Atlantic for the prestigious honors. This marks the fifth time in program history Penn has had at least two women on the All-Region teams dating back to 2003
Hoover was chosen as a first-team All-Region selection for the second consecutive year while Schneck received second-team recognition.
Hoover was a second-team All-Region pick as a freshman and first-team honoree in 2015 and now 2016. The junior was a First-Team All-Ivy selection and had an outstanding season where she tied for first in the Ivy League in goals (15) and points (37), and added an additional seven assists to help Penn to an 11-6 overall record. Earlier in the year, Hoover broke a 35 year-old record that stood since 1981 to become Penn’s all-time leading goal scorer (56) and point leader (131). Additionally, she was twice chosen as the Ivy League Player of the Week during the course of 2016. For her career, Hoover has started in all 50 games over the past three seasons and has registered 56 goals and 19 assists for 131 points.
Schneck received second-team All-Region honors and was also chosen as a Second-Team All-Ivy honoree to cap a terrific first season with the Quakers. Schneck started all 17 games during her freshman season and notched three goals and four assists for 10 points. Three of those scores were game-winners in victories against LIU Brooklyn, Dartmouth (2OT), and Columbia. Additionally, Schneck was also a key member of the Quaker penalty corner unit and was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week on Oct. 10.
Penn finished the 2016 season with an 11-6 overall record and 4-3 mark in Ivy League play to tie for third in the conference standings. The Quakers also went 4-0 against their fellow NCAA Division I Philadelphia-rivals to become unofficial city champions.