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HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth field hockey juniors Morgan Philie and Sarah Tabeek have each been named to the 2016 All-Ivy League Second Team as announced by the conference office Tuesday afternoon.

It was the first individual honor from the Ivy League for both players.

Philie, the team’s captain, finished the year by smashing nearly all of her career highs across the board. Tied with freshman Carmen Braceras for the team lead in goals, Philie netted seven in her third year with the program after just one in her first two seasons combined. Philie even boasted a three-game goal-scoring streak as she found the back of the cage against Holy Cross, Harvard and New Hampshire at the end of October.

After a pair of defensive saves as a sophomore, Philie stepped it up with seven in 2016. That total was good enough to lead all Ivy League players and rank fifth in the nation.

“The recognition of these two individuals is certainly a bright spot for us as we end what proved to be a very challenging season,” head coach Amy Fowler said. “As a junior captain, we had very high expectations for Morgan, as she was also our only returning back with significant game experience. She stepped up and commanded a very young defense, shouldering a lot of responsibility throughout the course of the season.”

Tabeek quietly went about her business this fall and was rewarded for her steady play with a spot on the conference’s second team. Tabeek’s eight assists were not only twice as many as any other Big Green player in 2016, they ranked as the third-best mark in the Ancient Eight. Tabeek came into the year with just one assist in 27 games, but proved valuable to the Dartmouth attack as one of the main players on the penalty corner unit.

Although she did not score a goal this season in play, Tabeek did notch the game winner in the fifth round of the team’s shootout victory against Bryant on Sept. 9.

“Sarah has been a workhorse in our midfield since arriving in Hanover,” Fowler remarked. “She made a key switch to the right side for us mid-way through this season, which opened her up for more attacking opportunities. She was a staple in drawing attacking penalty corners, which definitely helped us put some points on the board.  

“I’m proud of both of these young women, as they are excellent representatives of our team values and their work ethic and passion for this program sets a wonderful tone for our younger players,” Fowler added.

First Team All-Ivy
Katarina Angus, Brown
Maddie Bacskai, Princeton
*Marissa Balleza, Harvard
*Cat Caro, Princeton
*Alexa Hoover, Penn
Emilie Katz, Yale
Ryan McCarthy, Princeton
Sam McILwrick, Cornell
Katie Ruesterholz, Columbia
Katy Weeks, Cornell
*Bente van Vlijmen, Harvard

Second Team All-Ivy
Kiwi Comizio, Yale
Kayla Cordrey, Harvard
Maeve Doherty, Columbia
Lucy Green, Brown
Katie Hammaker, Brown
Libby Manela, Harvard
Krysten Mayers, Cornell
Paige Meilly, Penn
Carol Middough, Yale
Morgan Philie, Dartmouth
Alexa Schneck, Penn
Sarah Tabeek, Dartmouth
Sophia Tornetta, Princeton
Kathleen Young, Harvard

Honorable Mention All-Ivy
Ellie Cookson, Harvard (Jr., M – Oakville, Ontario)
Emily Duarte, Harvard (So., M – Rye, N.Y.)
Louisa Holland, Columbia (Fr., M/D – Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Jaclyn Torres, Brown (Sr., F/M – Andover, Mass.)
Elise Wong, Princeton (So., M/D – Lake Forest, Ill.)

Offensive Player of the Year
Cat Caro – Princeton

Defensive Player of the Year
Emilie Katz – Yale

Rookie of the Year
*Bente van Vlijmen – Harvard

 Coach of the Year
*Tjerk van Herwaarden – Harvard