Dickson Named First-Team All-Ivy; McGillivray Garners Honorable Mention

All-Ivy League Field Hockey 2008

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Midfielder Carly Dickson of the Harvard field hockey team was named to the All-Ivy League first team Wednesday, while fellow freshman Georgia McGillivray earned All-Ivy honorable mention.

Dickson is the third Harvard freshman to be selected to the All-Ivy first team, joining Kate Martin ’83 in 1979 and Katie Schoolwerth ’00 in 1996. Dickson was a dominant force in the Crimson midfield this season. She started all 17 games and notched two goals and an assist. Her first career goal was the game-winning penalty stroke, scored with 10 minutes to play in a 1-0 victory against rival Yale.

McGillivray started every game on the Crimson back line, helping Harvard shut out four opponents and hold three others to a single goal. The Crimson limited 13 opponents to four or fewer penalty corners, surrendered one corner or fewer in four games and totaled five corners allowed in its last three contests. McGillivray was also a key part of Harvard’s corner offense, scoring two goals and assisting on three others for seven points.

Both Dickson and McGillivray hail from Victoria, B.C. With Dickson’s selection to the first team, Harvard has now had at least one first-team pick for 27 straight seasons, including all 21 seasons of the coaching tenure of Sue Caples. At least one Crimson player has made the All-Ivy first team every season but one since the inception of Ivy League field hockey in 1979.