Freshman attacker Matt Donovan was named Ivy League Co-Rookie of the Week on Monday along with Brown freshman attacker Nick Piroli. Donovan — a Morristown, N.J., native — has won the Rookie of the Week title three times already this season: on March 5, March 26 and April 2.
He earned his fourth honor this week after racking up two goals and an assist against Harvard on April 7. Donovan’s first goal came at the beginning of the second period, with his assist coming soon after. Both of these points helped Cornell to take what had been a tight game and turn it into a comfortable 6-1 lead at halftime. His last goal came as the game was drawing to a close, breaking Harvard’s momentum and helping the Red secure a victory.
The 14-10 triumph over the Crimson was crucial for Cornell, who remain undefeated in the Ivy League this season. Donovan has 12 goals and 12 assists on the season, ranking second on the team with 24 points total.