November 10, 2009

Dinah Landshut Named Ivy League Player of the Week after Historic Win

Sophomore Played Key Role in Historic Win

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Sophomore midfielder Dinah Landshut (Hamburg, Germany) has been named Ivy League Player of the Week after helping the Yale field hockey team to a historic 6-2 win over Brown Saturday at Johnson Field. The victory gave the Bulldogs a school-record six Ivy League wins. Landshut also played a key role in helping one of her teammates to an individual record. The second of her two goals came off an assist from senior forward Ashley McCauley (Rye, N.Y.), giving McCauley a tie for the 32-year old school career points record. Three minutes later Landshut assisted on a McCauley goal that gave McCauley sole possession of the record as the first player in Yale field hockey history to score 100 points.

Landshut started Yale's scoring with a blast off a penalty corner early in the first half. She then extended Yale's lead to 3-0 early in the second half with a spectacular individual effort. She stole the ball in Brown's end, passed it to McCauley, then raced ahead to catch up to McCauley's pass. Landshut dove to her knees and swung one-handed with her left hand to reach the ball, sending it on target into the cage.

Landshut is second on the team in assists with eight and fourth in points with 16.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity