Georgia Holland Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week

Georgia Holland. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity) Buy Now
Georgia Holland. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Freshman Had a Pair of Goals and an Assist

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Freshman midfielder/back Georgia Holland (Stony Brook, N.Y.), who scored the first two goals of her career Saturday in a 6-0 win over Colgate, was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week on Tuesday. Holland, who had the game-winner Saturday, also assisted on Yale's first goal Sunday against UMass. In addition to her offensive contributions, she also made several key plays on defense, helping the Bulldogs hold their opponents scoreless for the first 124:51.

Holland was an All-American and a National Academic Squad selection last year at Ward Melville, and won USA Field Hockey's Junior National Championship with the Pennsylvania team this past June.

This is the second straight week a Bulldog has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Week. Forward Erica Borgo (Randolph, N.J.) earned the honor last week.


Every goal Yale scores this season brings the world closer to a cure for myotonic dystrophy. Sophomore goalkeeper Ona McConnell(London, England) has been diagnosed with the disease, the most common form of muscular dystrophy. The Bulldogs are taking pledges for a season-long "Goal-a-thon" as part of their "Get a Grip" campaign to raise awareness and funds for the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.yalebulldogs.com/getagrip


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