PRINCETON, N.J. – A trio of Dartmouth field hockey players were recognized for their efforts in 2017 with the release of the All-Ivy League Teams Tuesday afternoon.
Sophomore Katie Spanos was rewarded for her outstanding play with her selection to the Second Team. Seniors Morgan Philie and Sarah Tabeek made an appearance on the year-end list for the second straight fall, earning Honorable Mention recognition for their final seasons in Hanover.
Spanos was the team’s best offensive player all season, finishing the year as the team leader in goals (9), assists (9) and points (27), a vast improvement from her freshman season (3-3-9). Her point total not only led the team in 2017, but helped the sophomore forward to finish sixth in the Ivy League.
Amongst other Ancient Eight players, the Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, native was eighth in goals, fifth in assists and assists per game (0.53), while tying for fourth with three game winners after none in her rookie campaign.
“It’s an honor for my league colleagues to recognize these three players,” head coach Amy Fowler said. “Katie is hands down, one of the most complete forwards in the league: she defends, sets her teammates up and scores! She is only a sophomore, so we are very excited to see her develop even further over the next two seasons!”
Philie finished third on the team in goals (4), assists (5) and points (13). Her point total was one shy of her career high set last season, while her five assists were five times as many as she entered her final season with, having only been credited with one as a sophomore.
Where Philie stood out was in her own end, recording four defensive saves, second most in the Ivy League this year. She was a major reason the Big Green finished as the conference leader in defensive saves, edging out Columbia for the top spot, 12-11.
Like Philie, Tabeek was honored for the second straight year by the seven head coaches of the other Ivy League programs. And for the second straight year, when you looked at the Dartmouth leaderboard for assists, Tabeek’s name was near the top.
In 2017, the Quincy, Massachusetts, native was second on the team in helpers, setting up teammates for goals seven times, one off her career high set last season. In total, her seven assists and 0.41 per game tied Tabeek for ninth in the conference.
“Morgan and Sarah have put so much of themselves into this program, as every day, they bring a steady, high level of play,” Fowler said. “I’m happy that both of them were recognized in the league!”
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Ryan McCarthy, Princeton (Sr., F – Madison, N.J.)
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Maddie Bacskai, Princeton (So., D/M – Berwyn, Pa.)
CO-ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Mimi Tarrant, Harvard (Fr., F/M – Warwickshire, England)
Julianna Tornetta, Princeton (Fr., M – Plymouth Meeting, Pa.)
COACH OF THE YEAR
Carla Tagliente, Princeton
FIRST TEAM ALL-IVY
Maeve Doherty, Columbia (Sr., M/D – Millersville, Md.)
Sam McILwrick, Cornell (Sr., D – Coquitlam, B.C.)
Tessel Huibregtsen, Harvard (Fr., M – Overveen, Holland)
*Mimi Tarrant, Harvard (Fr., F/M – Warwickshire, England)
*Bente van Vlijmen, Harvard (So., M – Zeist, The Netherlands)
Alexa Hoover, Penn (Sr., F – Collegeville, Pa.)
*Maddie Bacskai, Princeton (So., D/M – Berwyn, Pa.)
*Ryan McCarthy, Princeton (Sr., F – Madison, N.J.)
*Julianna Tornetta, Princeton (Fr., M – Plymouth Meeting, Pa.)
*Carol Middough, Yale (Sr., F/M – Oceanport, N.J)
Sydney Terroso, Yale (Fr., G – York, Pa.)
^SECOND TEAM ALL-IVY
Rachel Lanouette, Brown (Jr., M/D – Windham, N.H.)
Katie Dempsey, Columbia (Jr., G – Chadds Ford, Pa.)
Krysten Mayers, Cornell (Sr., F – Parsippany, N.J.)
Maddie Henry, Cornell (So., G – Wynnewood, Pa.)
Katie Spanos, Dartmouth (So., F – Hummelstown, Pa.)
Hannah Pearce, Harvard (Fr., D – Johannesburg, South Africa)
Kathleen Young, Harvard (Jr., F – Essex Junction, Vt.)
Alexa Schneck, Penn (So., M/D – Reading, Pa.)
MaryKate Neff, Princeton (Fr., M/D – Villanova, Pa.)
Sophia Tornetta, Princeton (Jr., F – Plymouth Meeting, Pa.)
Elise Wong, Princeton (Jr., M/D – Lake Forest, Ill.)
Bridget Condie, Yale (So., M – St. Louis, Mo.)
Imogen Davis, Yale (Fr., M – Kilmacolm, Scotland)
HONORABLE MENTION ALL-IVY
Jennifer Trieschman, Columbia (So., F – Houston, Texas)
Maddy Conklin, Cornell (So., M – Greenvale, N.Y.)
Morgan Philie, Dartmouth (Sr., D – West Friendship, Md.)
Sarah Tabeek, Dartmouth (Sr., M – Quincy, Mass.)
Olivia Allin, Harvard (Jr., D – Glastonbury, England)
Paige Meily, Penn (Jr., D/M – State College, Pa.)
Grace Baylis, Princeton (So., G – London, England)
Nicole Catalino, Princeton (Jr., D – Lansdale, Pa.)
Clara Roth, Princeton (Fr., M – Schwetzingen, Germany)
* Unanimously selection
^ Expanded due to tie in voting