Driscoll Named First Team All-Ivy

Nov. 9, 2004

Four Yale field hockey players were honored Tuesday by the Ivy League for their performance in the 2004 season. Sarah Driscoll was a unanimous selection for first team All-Ivy. Fellow seniors Meredith Hudson and Elizabeth Topp were named to the second team while newcomer Harriet Thayer received an honorable mention selection.

Senior midfielder Sarah Driscoll unanimously received first team honors after receiving an honorable mention last year and second team honors her freshman and sophomore years. Driscoll finished second on the team this year in total points with 12 (3 goals, 6 assists). Two of her goals were the game-winning and game-tying goals in Yale's November 7 victory at Brown. She finished her career as Yale's all-time leader in assists with 42. Driscoll is one of only two seniors to have started every game of her college career.

Senior defender Meredith Hudson, who received second team All-Ivy honors, accompanies Driscoll as the other senior to have started every game of her career. Hudson, a striker on Yale's attack penalty corners, finished tied for third on the team in points with eight off of three goals and two assists. She was named and honorable mention All-Ivy selection in 2003 and 2002.

Senior forward Elizabeth Topp received second team All-Ivy honors after leading the Bulldogs offensively in 2004. Topp led the Bulldogs in total points this season with 22. Her 11 goals were good enough for second in the Ivy League in goals scored and goals per game.

Freshman Harriet Thayer, the only newcomer to start all 17 games, received honorable mention All-Ivy honors. She finished fifth on the team in total points off of one goal and five assists.

The Bulldogs (7-10, 2-5 Ivy) finished their regular season last Saturday with a come from behind overtime victory at Brown.

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