Katie Reinprecht Takes Home Ivy Player of the Week Honors
Princeton field hockey senior Katie Reinprecht earned Ivy League Co-Player of the Week honors, it was announced Tuesday by the league office. The tri-captain is the Tigers' second consecutive Player of the Week, as classmate Kathleen Sharkey was selected last week. Reinprecht earns her third career conference honor and shares the accolade this week with Columbia's Gabby Kozlowski.
Reinprecht returns to campus after spending the past year with the U.S. National Team and playing at the London Summer Olympics. Upon returning to the Orange and Black, the two-time Ivy League Player of the Year has been an integral part in the squad going 4-0 to start the year and improving their national ranking this week to No. 2 in the nation. It is the highest ranking in program history.
The midfielder scored the go-ahead goal for the Tigers in both games this past week at then-No. 8 Penn State on Sept. 6 and versus Richmond on Sept. 9. Both games went to the wire, with Reinprecht helping set up the golden goal in overtime at PSU in Princeton's 3-2 victory. In the Tigers' home opener versus Richmond, she fed in the game-winning assist with less than three minutes remaining in regulation.
Reinprecht currently is second on the team in points with 12, ranking her No. 18 in the nation in points per game. Her team-leading five assists ranks her No. 3 in the country.
The second-ranked Tigers remain at home this weekend, hosting Ivy rival Dartmouth on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 12 noon, before wrapping up their home slate with Delaware the following day at 1 p.m.