PRINCETON, N.J. – For the third time in her career, Dartmouth’s Ali Savage has been named the Ivy League Field Hockey Player of the Week as announced by the conference office Tuesday afternoon.
The latest weekly accolade for Savage comes thanks to three goals and two assists for eight points during the Big Green’s season-opening weekend in the Golden State against Cal and UC Davis.
The Australian native notched an assist in the opener against the Bears on Friday night, but saved her best showing of the weekend for the Sunday matinee versus the Aggies.
Against UC Davis, Savage registered her third career hat trick, finding the back of the net once in the first half and twice in the second stanza. She also added an assist on sophomore Jessica Barfield’s first-career tally midway through the final frame. Her third goal of the day gave Dartmouth a late 4-1 lead and would eventually stand up as the game winner as the Aggies pulled to within one in the final moments.
For Savage, this marks the sixth weekly honor from the Ivy League in her career after earning Rookie of the Week recognition three times in 2011 and top player honors twice last fall.
Savage and the rest of the Big Green return to action on Friday night in Boston as they take on Northeastern at 6:30 p.m.