Four Harvard Field Hockey Players Garner All-Ivy Honors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—First-team selection Carly Dickson heads a list of four members of the Harvard field hockey team who received All-Ivy League recognition Wednesday. She is joined by Georgia McGillivray, a second-team pick, along with Cynthia Tassopoulos and Noel Painter, each of whom earned honorable mention.
Dickson, a senior midfielder and co-captain, received the fourth All-Ivy nod of her career. She was a first-team choice in 2008 and a second-team honoree the last two seasons. This year, the Victoria, B.C., native helped lead the Crimson to a turnaround season and its best record in four years at 8-9, 3-4 in Ivy League play. From her midfield position, Dickson ranked second on the team with 10 points, shared the team lead with four assists and netted four goals.
McGillivray, Dickson’s fellow senior captain and a standout back, previously earned All-Ivy honorable mention in her freshman and junior seasons. Also a native of Victoria, B.C., McGillivray chipped in three goals and three assists for nine points. The senior duo guided Harvard into contention for the Ivy League title for much of the season.
Tassopoulos earned recognition from the league for the second straight season. The junior goalie from Dallas ranks third nationally with a save percentage of .806 and seventh with 9.06 saves per game. She posted a 2.19 goals-against average and kept the Crimson in contention to win nearly every game. She logged double-digit saves on four occasions, including a season-high 18 at Northeastern.
Painter had an outstanding freshman season, leading the Crimson with eight goals and 20 points and tying for the team assists lead at four. In Ivy games, she tied for seventh in the league with four goals and ninth with nine points. The Los Gatos, Calif., native led Harvard with two game-winning goals.