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Jackson Named Ivy Defensive Player of the Week

Holly Jackson. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Holly Jackson. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- After helping Yale to a 3-2 win at Brown in the season finale Saturday, junior back Holly Jackson (Glastonbury, England) has been named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week. The league announced the award on Monday.

One of Yale's defensive leaders all season long, Jackson also contributed on offense against Brown. She deflected in a penalty corner shot at 15:15 for her first goal of the season, giving the Bulldogs a 2-1 lead. She also helped the defense limit Brown to just 10 shots in the game.

The win Saturday was Yale's 10th, marking the team's best win total since the 2011 Ivy League Championship season. Saturday also marked the eighth time in the last nine games Yale held its opponent to two or fewer goals.

This is the fourth time this season a Yale player was named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week. Sophomore goalkeeper Sydney Terroso (York, Pa.) won the award three times this season.

A two-time NFHCA National Academic Squad selection, Jackson is a member of Grace Hopper College and a graduate of Millfield School. There, she captained the field hockey team to a National Indoor Championship and a National Outdoor Independent Schools Championship in 2016 and was voted MVP.

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