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Anna Scipioni earned Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors.
Courtesy: Peter DeSandis

Gabby Kozlowski, Anna Scipioni Take Home Ivy League Field Hockey Weekly Awards

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 09/11/2012
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NEW YORK - Columbia senior Gabby Kozlowski was named the Ivy League Player of the Week, sharing the honor with Princeton's Katie Reinprecht and Columbia first-year Anna Scipioni gained Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors after Columbia's two wins last weekend.

"I'm very proud of these two women as they exhibited a tremendous amount of productive energy in their respective lines," head coach Marybeth Freeman said. "They each put our team in position to be successful on the weekend."

Kozlowski finished with seven points on three goals and one assist as the Lions defeated Bucknell and La Salle at home last weekend. She iced the victory for the Lions over the Bison with a goal in the 40th minute and then contributed to three of Columbia’s program-record eight goals against La Salle with two goals and an assist.

"Gabby's vision and distribution skills have increased significantly since the start of the season," Freeman stated. "Gabby is technically proficient and her skill execution provides a great visual aid for our underclassmen."

For the season, Kozlowski leads Columbia with 10 points on four goals and two assists. She has 34 career goals, six shy of Columbia's career mark of 40 held by Nikki Campbell.

With 10 goals in two games for Columbia, there was more than enough to go around, and Anna Scipioni made sure she got in on the action. She scored two goals on two shots during the week, including a goal apiece in each of the Lions’ two wins. Her score against Bucknell proved to be the eventual game winner and her tally against La Salle put Columbia up, 3-0.

"Anna has come in and made an immediate impact in our program," Freeman said. "She is a true competitor and because of her awareness, tactical knowledge and skill sets, she is a vital asset on both sides of the ball."

Scipioni is Columbia’s first Rookie of the Week since Kozlowski took home the award on Oct. 27, 2009.

Columbia returns to action tomorrow, Wednesday, September 12 against Hofstra at 4 p.m. at the Columbia Field Hockey Venue.

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