PHILADELPHIA – University of Pennsylvania field hockey player Alexa Hoover earned her fourth Ivy League Rookie of the Week honor this past week, becoming just the fourth player in Ivy League history to accomplish the feat in one season.
Hoover joins the short list of players able to achieve such success in their freshman season, and is now tied with Princeton’s Allison Nemeth, who earned the honor four times in 2003. Only Amanda Walton of Yale (5, 1998) and Amy MacFarlane of Princeton (7, 1993) have earned more Rookie of the Week honors.
The freshman forward scored one goal, while totaling eight shots, in three games this past week. Her goal came on the road at Villanova, the first of two Quaker goals, in a 2-1 victory over the Wildcats. She is currently in a three-way tie for first place atop the Ivy scoring list with 13 goals.
Hoover became the first Penn field hockey player to earn Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors three times in a season on October 21. At that time she became the 11th individual to earn three Rookie of the Week honors in a season in Ivy history.
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