PHILADELPHIA - The Ivy League has announced its weekly award winners in field hockey, and for the third time already in this young season University of Pennsylvania sophomore attacker Alexa Hoover has been named Ivy League Player of the Week.
According to the Ivy League Record Book, Hoover is the first player in program history to earn Player of the Week honors three times in the same season in field hockey. She received the honor this week after scoring a pair of goals in the Quakers' 3-2, overtime win against Cornell on Friday afternoon. Hoover opened Penn's scoring account in the first half, then tallied the winner on a penalty stroke after forcing a foul in the circle just 17 seconds into the extra period.
Hoover entered the week leading the nation in goals and points per game, and with more than half of the regular season still to play she needs just four goals to break the program's single-season scoring record.
After that Ivy-opening win last Friday, Penn (6-1, 1-0 Ivy) -- which has won six games in a row for the first time since 2006 -- is back into Ancient Eight action on Saturday at Harvard.