Hoy Wins Third Ivy Weekly Honor, Leads Nation in Goals Per Game
Princeton senior Jen Hoy scored four goals over the past week and has been chosen for the third time this season as the Ivy League Player of the Week for women's soccer.
Hoy was also named Ivy Player of the Week on Sept. 3 and Sept. 24 this season, as well as on Sept. 12, 2011. She was the Ivy Rookie of the Week on Oct. 26, 2009.
Hoy had her third hat trick of the season last Wednesday against Lehigh, and she added her 15th goal of the season Saturday at Columbia to help the Tigers to their first 4-0 start in Ivy play since 2004.
Later Monday, the NCAA released its latest statistical compilation through Sunday's games, and Hoy leads the nation in goals per game at 1.154. Three players are runners-up at 1.0 goals per game.
Hoy is also tied with three other players for fourth in the nation with 15 total goals, behind a trio of players at 16. Hoy's 2.38 points per game are third in the nation, and her 31 points are tied for 11th in the nation.
Here are some notes regarding Hoy's standout season:
• Hoy's third Ivy Player of the Week honor ties her for the Princeton single-season record with current assistant coach Esmeralda Negron '05, who was the Ivy Player of the week on Oct. 18, Nov. 1 and Nov. 8, 2004.
• Hoy still stands one honor behind Negron for the Princeton career record number of honors, as Negron also was selected on Oct. 20, 2003 and Oct. 14, 2002.
• Hoy's 15 goals this season are the second-most in a season in Princeton history, behind Negron's 20 in 2004.
• Hoy is ahead of Negron's pace at this point in the season. Through 13 games in 2004, Negron had 10 goals, getting a big boost from hat tricks in the 15th and 17th games of the season against Cornell and Penn. Negron also scored three goals over five NCAA tournament games that season.
• Hoy is the 12th individual in Ivy League history to score at least 15 goals in a season. No one reached that number from 1989 to 1995, and Hoy is just the seventh individual to reach 15 since 1996. The last to do so was Penn's Jessica Fuccello in 2009 (16).
• If Hoy reaches 18 goals this season, she and Negron will be the only Ivy Leaguers since 1989 to reach that total. The Ivy record is 24, set back in 1981 by Harvard's Kelly Landry.
• Hoy had 18 career goals coming into this season, with three as a freshman, seven as a sophomore and eight as a junior, giving her 33 career goals. The only players in front of her on Princeton's career scoring list are Negron (47), Linda DeBoer '86 (41) and Emily Behncke '06 (39).