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Hanley Named First Team All-ECAC

Hope Hanley. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Hope Hanley. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Senior attacker Hope Hanley (Dover, Mass.) has added another honor to her already impressive list from this season. On Tuesday she was named first team All-ECAC, one of 12 first-team honorees. The ECAC includes a total of 87 Division I members.

Hanley, who was named first team All-Ivy League and second team All-Northeast Region earlier this month, capped 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 second in the nation in assists per game (3.00) and seventh in the nation in points per game (5.00). She shot .593, with two or more points in 15 of Yale's 16 games.

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.

With help from Hanley, Yale finished the 2017 season with school records for goals (205), points (304) and draw controls (233) in a season.