PHILADELPHIA - University of Pennsylvania sophomore field hockey player Alexa Hoover added another honor to her long list of postseason accolades recently, as she was named by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) to the All-ECAC First Team. Hoover is Penn's first All-ECAC player in field hockey; the All-ECAC teams have been in existence since 2009.Last year's Ivy League Rookie of the Year, Hoover also recently was named as Penn's first NFHCA All-Americe since 2003, and just the third since 1989. She also has earned first-team NFHCA All-Region (Mid-Atlantic) and first-team All-Ivy honors this season after she finished the campaign second nationally in goals (1.69) and points (3.94) per game.
The sophomore from Collegeville, Pa., shattered the program's single-season records for goals (27) and points (63), and also set the school record for goals in a game on September 11 when she scored five times against Saint Joseph's. Overall, Hoover had a staggering five games with at least three goals this season, and was named Ivy League Player of the Week four times which was a program record.
As a team, Penn finished the season with a 13-3 record, sandwiching a 13-1 record between losses to nationally ranked teams to start and end the campaign. The Quakers went 5-2 in Ivy League play; they faced off against Princeton in the final game of the season with a chance to share the Ivy title with the Tigers, but fell in overtime, 2-1.