HANOVER, N.H. - For the second week in a row, Dartmouth sophomore Ali Savage has been tabbed as the Ivy League Field Hockey Player of the Week, this time sharing the honor with Brown's Shannon McSweeney.
Savage earned the league's top weekly accolade for the second week in a row thanks in large part to her mammoth performance last Wednesday (Oct. 17) against Vermont.
The second-year forward scored four times against the Catamounts, including three in the first half to give her team an early 3-0 lead. She would add another in the second to give her four on the afternoon, one shy of the program's all-time single-game record.
On the road at Columbia on Sunday, Savage may not have scored four times, but her assist on Maya Herm's goal just 3:40 into the final frame helped break the 2-2 tie and proved to be the eventual game winner.
Her nine points were a major factor in the Big Green's two wins last week, helping the team to three straight victories overall and eight in its last nine outings dating back to Sept. 19.
Last Tuesday's Player of the Week honor was the first of Savage's career after three times being tabbed as the league's top rookie during her freshman season in 2011.
Savage and her teammates will play the final home game of the season Saturday against Harvard at 1 p.m. Following the contest with the Crimson, the team will honor the five members of the Class of 2013 as part of the annual Senior Day Celebration.