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Three Crimson Collect All-Ivy Honors

Balleza, Hatfield (pictured) and Cordrey represent the Crimson, bringin home All-Ivy accolades after a much improved season. (Photo courtesy of Zack Williamson)

Ivy league Release (IvyLeagueSports.com)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Three members of the Harvard field hockey team have earned postseason awards, the league announced Wednesday. Freshman Marissa Balleza received Second Team All-Ivy accolades, while senior goaltender Jenn Hatfield and freshman midfielder Kyla Cordrey pulled in All-Ivy Honorable Mention recognition.

Balleza, who became the first Crimson to earn Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors three times in a season since 2000, led the way for Harvard, posting 28 on 12 goals and four assists, all team highs. The Severna Park, Md., native also accounted for two game winners this season, including notching the lone goal with just four minutes remaining in the thrilling 1-0 victory over Northeastern.

In the cage, Hatfield spearheaded a much-improved Crimson defense, earning all eight wins this season. In 17 games, the St. Louis, Mo., native collected a career-high 90 saves, allowing just 32 goals for an impressive .738 save percentage and 1.95 goals allowed average as a senior. Cordrey started all 17 games as a freshman in the midfield, tallying an assist, while taking five shots. She was a part of a freshman class that accounted for nearly half of the Crimson's offensive production this year.

Harvard finished the season in style, ending the year on a high note with a 4-0 win over Vermont on Senior Day at home, followed by an epic 2-1, overtime victory over Ivy League rival Columbia in the season finale in New York.  

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Michelle Cesan, Princeton (Sr., M – Harding, N.J.)

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Julia Reinprecht, Princeton (Sr., M – North Wales, Pa.)

CO-ROOKIES OF THE YEAR
Jasmine Cole, Penn (Fr., F – Montclair, N.J.)
Annabeth Donovan, Princeton (Fr., D – Unionville, Pa.)

FIRST-TEAM ALL-IVY
Teresa Benvenuti, Princeton (So., M – Morristown, N.J.)
Erica Borgo, Yale (Sr., F – Randolph, N.J.)
Michelle Cesan, Princeton (Sr., M – Harding, N.J.)*
Jasmine Cole, Penn (Fr., F – Montclair, N.J.)
Annabeth Donovan, Princeton (Fr., D – Unionville, Pa.)
Georgia Holland, Yale (Sr., D – Stony Brook, N.Y.)*
Carolyn Horner, Cornell (Sr., GK – Allentown, N.J.)
Julia Reinprecht, Princeton (Sr., M – North Wales, Pa.)*
Ali Savage, Dartmouth (Jr., F – Orange, New South Wales, Australia)*
Marisa Siergiej, Cornell (So., D – Harrison City, Pa.)
Carly Sokach, Penn (Jr., GK – West Pittston, Pa.)

SECOND-TEAM ALL-IVY^
Hannah Balleza, Cornell (Sr., M – Severna Park, Md.)
Marissa Balleza, Harvard (Fr., F – Severna Park, Md.)
Eliza Becker, Dartmouth (So., M – Lawrenceville, N.J.)
Emily Corcoran, Penn (Jr., F – Bryn Mawr, Pa.)
Allison Evans, Princeton (Jr., F – Macungie, Pa.)
Christina Freibott, Columbia (So., M – Wilmington, Del.)
Meghan O'Donnell, Brown (Jr., F – Winchester, Mass.)
Katie Ruesterholz, Columbia (Fr., F – Basking Ridge, N.J.)
Heather Schlesier, Yale (Jr., GK – San Diego)
Julie Tahan, Penn (Sr., M – Morristown, Pa.)
Katy Weeks, Cornell (Fr., F – Kenilworth, Ill.)
Nicole Wells, Yale (So., M – Bryn Mawr, Pa.)

HONORABLE MENTION
Amanda Bird, Princeton (Sr., D – Vancouver, Canada)
Avery Burns, Brown (Sr., D – Millersville, Md.)
Kyla Cordrey, Harvard (Fr., M – Summit, N.J.)
Jenn Hatfield, Harvard (Sr., GK – St. Louis)
Sydney Kirby, Princeton Jr., F – Cleveland Heights, Ohio)
Liz Malone, Columbia (Sr., F – Walpole, Mass.)
Shannon McSweeney, Brown (Jr., GK – Boxborough, Mass.)
Olivia Quaglia, Dartmouth (Sr., D – Los Altos, Calif.)
Lauren Skudalski, Columbia (Jr., D – Wyoming, Pa.)

KEY
* Unanimous Selection
^ Due to ties in the voting, the All-Ivy second team was expanded from 11