Holland Named Ivy League Player of the Week
Four-Goal Weekend for Yale Sophomore
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Sophomore midfielder/back Georgia Holland (Stony Brook, N.Y.) did a little bit of everything this past weekend -- including four goals and a pair of defensive saves -- to help the Yale field hockey team to a pair of wins. On Tuesday she was rewarded for her work by being selected as Ivy League Player of the Week.
Holland's hat trick on Saturday vs. Dartmouth at Johnson Field helped the Bulldogs to a 5-1 win over the Big Green that propelled Yale into a tie for first in the Ivy League standings. She scored the game-tying goal on a penalty corner just three minutes after Dartmouth had taken a 1-0 lead in the first half.
Always one of the team's best defensive players, Holland continued her offensive outburst with a goal in Sunday's 6-0 win over Fairfield. She also added two defensive saves against the Stags to help preserve Yale's first shutout of the year.
Holland is now third on the team in goals with six, and she also has three assists. Last year's Ivy League Co-Rookie of the Year and a second team All-Ivy League selection, she has started all 30 games of her Yale career.
Prior to coming to Yale, Holland was a first team All-American and National Academic Squad selection at Ward Melville.
Holland is the second Yale player to earn Ivy League Player of the Week honors this year. Senior back Erin Carter (Perkiomenville, Pa.), Yale's captain, was selected Sept. 13 and Oct. 11.
Report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity