Dickson, Tassopoulos, McGillivray Earn All-Ivy Honors

Tassopoulos was a strong presence in the Crimson cage all season (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

CAMBRDIGE, Mass.—Harvard field hockey players Carly Dickson, Cynthia Tassopoulos and Georgia McGillivray have earned All-Ivy League honors, the league office announced Wednesday.

Dickson and Tassopoulos were named to the All-Ivy second team, while McGillivray garnered honorable mention. It is the third straight Ivy honor for Dickson and the second in the careers of Tassopoulos and McGillivray.

Dickson, a junior midfielder from Victoria, B.C., served as co-captain of the Crimson in 2010. She was a key player in the Harvard midfield for a third straight season, earning second-team selection for the second year in a row after being named to the All-Ivy first team as a rookie. Dickson shared Harvard’s team lead with five assists and added a pair of goals for nine points this season.

Tassopoulos earned a spot on the second team after earning honorable mention as a rookie in 2009. The Dallas native ranks 16th nationally with 6.82 saves per game. In conference play, she ranked second in the Ivy League with a .754 save percentage and fourth with a 1.87 goals-against average. Tassopoulos logged double-digit saves on four occasions, held four opponents to just one goal and registered a road shutout of Ivy opponent Penn.

McGillivray started all 17 games at back for the third straight season. She ranked third on the team with three goals, including the game-winning tally at Penn, and helped Harvard rank third in the Ancient Eight in league scoring defense at 2.00 goals allowed per game. The junior from Victoria, B.C., was an All-Ivy honorable mention pick as a freshman and an All-Northeast Region second-team selection last year.