HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth junior Ali Savage has been named the Ivy League Field Hockey Co-Player of the Week as announced by the conference office Tuesday afternoon.
Savage shares the honor with Princeton’s Cassidy Arner, while Penn’s Elise Tilton was tabbed as the Rookie of the Week.
Scoring her third hat trick of the season and finishing up the weekend with seven points (3g/1a), Savage earned her second weekly honor from the league in 2013. The Australian native was the Player of the Week back on Sept. 10 following a three-goal, eight-point season-opening weekend in Northern California.
This latest weekly accolade marks the fourth time in Savage’s collegiate career that she has been named the Ivy League’s top player during a seven-day period. It is also the seventh weekly honor overall as she was three times named the top rookie as a freshman in 2011.
Savage scored three times on Sunday at Penn, picking up the fifth hat trick of her career and the third of the fall. Both figures are one shy of the program record for a career and a single season.
In addition to the trifecta of goals scored against the Quakers in a heartbreaking 5-4 overtime loss, the forward also assisted on Maggie Scanlon’s tally Friday night up the street at Drexel, giving her seven points on the weekend.
Few players from across the nation can keep up with the fevered pace at which Savage is scoring this season as she leads all Division I players in points per game (2.89). Through the team’s nine games, Savage has posted 10 goals, six assists and has 26 points. She leads all Ivy players in points and shares the goal scoring lead with two others, while ranking second in assists by just one.
Savage and the rest of the Big Green are back in action at home on Friday after four straight on the road when they take on UMass Lowell. The two teams will meet for the first time ever in a 3 p.m. match-up set for Chase AstroTurf Field.