PHILADELPHIA - The Ivy League has announced its weekly awards in field hockey, and for the fourth time this season University of Pennsylvania sophomore attacker Alexa Hoover has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week.
Hoover is the first player to earn Ivy League Player of the Week four times in a season since 2012, when Princeton's Kathleen Sharkey was a four-time recipient.
Hoover had another outstanding week, totaling four goals and two assists as Penn defeated Lafayette (5-0) and Dartmouth (3-2 in 2OT). In the process, she broke the program's single-season records for goals (21) and points (47); both were previously held by Liz Lorelli, who had 20 goals and 43 points in 2003.
Hoover started the week with a hat trick and assist in the win over the Leopards. She then followed that up by opening the scoring against the Big Green, and later assisting Elise Tilton's winner with just 1:17 left in the second overtime period.
In addition to her Ivy League honor, Hoover also was named National Offensive Player of the Week by SynapseSports.com.
As a team, Penn has won nine games in a row, the first nine-game win streak in program history. At 9-1, the Quakers are off to their best ten-game start in history. Penn is on the road for its next three matches, starting Friday night when the Red and Blue are at Columbia for a 6 p.m. faceoff.