Four Harvard Field Hockey Players Receive All-Ivy Honors

Published by Alexander Koenig on November 09, 2011 at 10:12PM

Junior goalkeeper Cynthia Tassopoulos was the team's most consistent player this season, saving shot after shot and keeping her team competitive in every game.

Harvard field hockey (8-9, 3-4 Ivy) enjoyed quite the turnaround season this fall. In winning five more games than last year, the Crimson made a case for a return to prominence in the Ivy League.

The Ancient Eight recognized this in honoring four members of the team with a variety of All-Ivy honors. Co-captain forward Carly Dickson was named first-team All-Ivy. It was her fourth conference honor, achieving first-team recognition her freshman year, and second-team honors both her sophomore and junior seasons. Dickson’s co-captain, defender Georgia McGillivray was named second-team all-conference for her efforts this year. She had previously received honorable mention recognition.

Rounding out the honors, were junior goalie Cynthia Tassopoulos and freshman forward Noel Painter, both of whom were honorable mention honorees. Though it is certainly an honor, it’s possible that they both deserved even higher accolades. Decide for yourself after the jump.


1st Team:

Christie O’Hara (Columbia), .784 save% (2nd Ivy, 8th natl.), 8.00 saves/game (2nd Ivy, 10th natl.)

2nd Team:

Emily Cain (Yale), .752 save% (3rd Ivy, 21st natl.) 5.35 save/game (6th Ivy, 33rd natl.)

Honorable Mention:

Tassopoulos, .806 save% (1st Ivy, 3rd natl.), 9.06 saves/game (1st Ivy, 7th natl.)

Freshman Forwards:

1st Team:

Allison Evans (Princeton), 10 goals (4th Ivy, 48th natl.), 25 points

2nd Team:

Ali Savage (Dartmouth), 12 goals (3rd Ivy, 32nd natl.), 27 points (3rd Ivy)

Honorable Mention:

Painter, 8 goals (10th Ivy), 20 points