NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's lacrosse team had four players honored by the Ivy League on Wednesday as the league announced its year-end awards. Senior attacker Hope Hanley (Dover, Mass.) was named first team All-Ivy League, while three Bulldogs earned honorable mention All-Ivy League recognition: senior attacker Tess McEvoy (Bethesda, Md.), senior defender Victoria Moore (Concord, Mass.) and sophomore attacker Izzy Nixon (Greenwich, Conn.).
Hanley enjoyed a record-breaking season, capping her Yale career with an 80 point campaign (32-48-80). She set the Yale single-season record for assists, besting the old mark (established by Laura Karmatz '96 in 1994) by five. She tied the Yale record for assists and points (3-8-11) in a game in the 15-12 win vs. then-No. 19 Stanford Apr. 1, a feat that helped her earn US Lacrosse Player of the Week honors. She also had 10 points (4-6-10) in Yale's 21-3 win vs. Quinnipiac Feb. 21.
Hanley is third in the nation in assists and 13th in points. Her 18 assists and 31 points in Ivy League games place her second and third, respectively, in the league in those categories. She shot .593 overall and .481 in league games, with at least one goal and two points in every Ivy game.
Hanley finished sixth on Yale's single-season points list with 80 and eighth on Yale's career assists list with 56. A political science major in Ezra Stiles College, she was a US Lacrosse All-American in high school while playing for Loomis Chaffee. She also played for Mass Elite Lacrosse.
This is the second All-Ivy honor for McEvoy, who was a second team All-Ivy pick last year. Yale's captain, she is fifth in the Ivy League with 41 goals, including 10 in league games. She is tied for fifth in the league with 58 points, establishing career highs in all three scoring categories (41-17-58). She had nine hat tricks this season, including a pair in Ivy games. In addition to her scoring prowess, McEvoy also is seventh in the league in caused turnovers with 22.
McEvoy ended her career tied for 10th on Yale's career goals list and tied for 10th on Yale's career points list (108-34-142).
A political science major in Saybrook College, McEvoy was an Under Armour All-American and a US Lacrosse All-American at Georgetown Visitation. She also played for Capital Lacrosse Club.
This is the second All-Ivy honor for Moore, who was a second team All-Ivy pick as a sophomore. A four-year starter who did not miss a game (61 career games, 58 career starts), she led Yale with a career-high 35 ground balls this season (tied for eighth in the Ivy League), including 15 in league games. She also had 15 caused turnovers (second on the team), with 10 in league games.
A political science major in Calhoun College, Moore attended Buckingham Browne & Nichols and played for Revolution Lacrosse.
Nixon emerged as a threat in multiple ways this year. She is second in the league in draw controls with 87, including 48 in league games. That draw control total was the second-best total by a Bulldog in the last 14 years (the record is 104, set by Nicole Daniggelis '16 in 2014). She had at least one draw control in every game this season, with a high of 11 vs. Stanford.
Nixon was also a major contributor on offense, finishing third on the team in points (26-14-40) and fifth in goals. Those numbers are even more remarkable given that she had just one goal and one point in 10 games last season. She had a season high of eight points (6-2-8) in the 19-10 win at Marist Feb. 28.
A member of Trumbull College, Nixon was a two-time All-American at Greenwich Academy. She also played for CT Grizzlies.
With help from its All-Ivy League honorees, Yale finished the 2017 season with school records for goals (205), points (304) and draw controls (233) in a season. The win over Stanford marked the Bulldogs' first win vs. a ranked opponent since 2010. In their second season with Erica LaGrow as the team's Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Women's Lacrosse, the Bulldogs improved their goals, assists, points, shooting percentage, ground balls, draw controls and caused turnovers from year-to-year.
The All-Ivy League team is determined by a vote of the league's eight head coaches.
Report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity
ATTACKER OF THE YEAR
Olivia Hompe, Princeton (Sr., A – New Canaan, Conn.)
MIDFIELDER OF THE YEAR
Alex Condon, Penn (Jr., M – Dunn Loring, Va.)
DEFENDER OF THE YEAR
Catie Smith, Cornell (Sr., D – Berwyn, Pa.)
COACH OF THE YEAR
Jenny Graap, Cornell
Amie Dickson, Cornell (Sr., A – Greenwich, Conn.)
Hope Hanley, Yale (Sr., A – Dover, Mass.)
*Olivia Hompe, Princeton (Sr., A – New Canaan, Conn.)
Emily Rogers-Healion, Penn (Sr., A – East Setauket, N.Y.)
Marisa Romeo, Harvard (Sr., A – Syracuse, N.Y.)
Alex Condon Penn (Jr., M – Dunn Loring, Va.)
Kristy Gilbert, Cornell (Sr., M – Darien, Conn.)
*Taylor Quinn, Columbia (Sr., M – Radnor, Pa.)
Marina Burke, Harvard (Sr., D – Westwood, Mass.)
Katy Junior, Penn (So., D – Wayne, Pa.)
Catie Smith, Cornell (Sr., D – Berwyn, Pa.)
Ellie DeGarmo, Princeton (Sr., G – Baltimore)
Colby Chanenchuk, Princeton (Jr., A – Natick, Mass.)
Caroline Cummings, Penn (Jr., A – Menlo Park, Calif.)
Victoria Kalamaras, Columbia (Jr., A – Mountain Lakes, N.J.)
Hafsa Moinuddin, Brown (So., A – Cheshire, Conn.)
Maeve McMahon, Harvard (Sr., A – Duxbury, Mass.)
Courtney Weisse, Dartmouth (Sr., A – Westfield, N.J.)
Lindsey Ewertsen, Columbia (So., M – Montclair, N.J.)
Kathryn Giroux, Dartmouth (So., M – Summit, N.J.)
Ellie McNulty, Princeton (Jr., M – Arnold, Md.)
Marissa Hudgins, Brown (Jr., D – Syracuse, N.Y.)
Megan Kelly, Penn (Sr., D – Moorestown, N.J.)
Amanda Leavell, Princeton (Sr., D - Houston)
Madeline Rodriguez, Princeton (Sr., D – Edina, Minn.)
Brittany Brown, Penn (Sr., G – Bronx, N.Y.)
HONORABLE MENTION ALL-IVY
Tess D'Orsi, Princeton (Fr., A – Sudbury, Mass.)
Catherine Ellis, Cornell (Sr., A – Englewood, Colo.)
Elizabeth Mastrio, Dartmouth (So., A – Wilbraham, Mass.)
Tess McEvoy, Yale (Sr., A – Bethesda, Md.)
Izzy Nixon, Yale (So., A – Greenwich, Conn.)
Julia Glynn, Harvard (Jr., M – Manhasset, N.Y.)
Megan Hennessey, Harvard (Sr., M – Winchester, Mass.)
Carolyn Paletta, Brown (So., M – Greenwich, Conn.)
Laine Parsons, Columbia (So., M – Wilton, Conn.)
Taylor Reed, Cornell (Jr., M – Honeoye Falls, N.Y.)
Natalie Stefan, Penn (Jr., M – Manhasset, N.Y.)
Emma Ford, Harvard (Sr., D – Skaneateles, N.Y.)
Victoria Moore, Yale (Sr., D – Concord, Mass.)
Renee Poullott, Cornell (Sr., G – Syracuse, N.Y.)
^-second team expanded due to ties in the voting