Taft Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week

Oct. 7, 2008

PROVIDENCE, RI - Brown freshman Abigail Taft (Shaker Heights, OH) was named the Ivy League Field Hockey Rookie of the Week after leading the Bears to a 1-1 week, including a 2-1 win over Fairfield. Against the Stags, she scored both of Brown's goals, while taking three of the Bears' four shots.

The team's leading scorer, Taft scored just 1:39 into the game against Fairfield on a breakaway. Then, after the Stags had tied the game late in the first half, Taft knocked in the game-winner with 5:11 remaining in the game, scoring on just Brown's second shot of the half.

For the season, Taft has scored five goals for 10 points, which is already one more point and goal than last year's leading scorer.