Jacobson earned Harvard's first Ivy League award of the season (photo Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman defender Elizabeth Jacobson of the Harvard field hockey team was tabbed Ivy League Co-Rookie of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. The newcomer tallied the first assist and goal of her career over the last seven days. Jacobson shared the award with Brown's Alexis Miller, who also had a goal and an assist.
Jacobson started the week with an assist in Harvard's 4-1 win over Bryant Sept. 24. She sent a pass into the middle of the circle where Noel Painter redirected it into the goal to seal the Crimson's victory in the second half.
After contributing to Harvard's first Ivy League victory of the season, a 1-0 shutout of Brown Sept. 29, Jacobson scored her first career goal versus Quinnipiac Sept. 30. With Harvard trailing 1-0 in the first half, the Branchburg, N.J., native took a pass from Bridget McGillivray and sent it to the back of the cage to even the score. Jacobson wrapped her stick around the back side of a Quinnipiac defender on the right side of the cage, as McGillivray crossed the ball from the left to pull the Bobcat's goalie out of position and allow Jacobson to put the ball across the line. To watch video of the goal, click here.
The award is the first of Jacobson's career and Harvard's first Ivy League honor of the season. The last time a Crimson player had won a Rookie of the Week award was Oct. 25 of last season, when Noel Painter was chosen.
For Ivy Player of the Week, senior goalie Cynthia Tassopoulos earned her second Honor Roll selection of the season this week. The co-captain had a 2-1 record, including a shutout of Brown, last week.
Harvard is back at Jordan Field tomorrow (Oct. 3) to take on Northeastern in a 7 p.m. matchup.