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Noel Painter Named Ivy League Field Hockey Rookie of the Week

Ivy League Release

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Freshman forward Noel Painter, who scored three goals in two weekend games for the Harvard field hockey team, has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.

A day after scoring in an Ivy game against Princeton, Painter added two key goals to lead the Crimson to a 3-2 overtime win against Colgate Sunday. Harvard faced a 2-1 second-half deficit against the Raiders before Painter tied the game and then added the game-winning goal just 76 seconds into overtime.

The Los Gatos, Calif., native leads Harvard with 20 points and eight goals this season. Her four assists are tied for the team lead. Painter has scored a goal in four straight games.

Classmate Caitlin Rea earned selection to this week’s Ivy League honor roll. The midfielder assisted on both of Painter’s goals and scored one of her own against the Raiders. Rea also helped set up Painter’s goal Saturday.

Painter is the third Crimson player to be honored by the Ivy League this season, joining Carly Dickson, who was named Ivy Player of the Week on Sept. 27, and Sydney Jenkins, the Sept. 6 Rookie of the Week.