Alexandra Pecora is learning from the all-time saves leader at Iowa, Lisa Cellucci
The seventh ranked Iowa field hockey team (2-1) travels west this weekend taking on UC Davis, No. 8 Stanford, and Pacific.
Iowa field hockey alumni return to the Hawkeye State for annual tournament
Field hockey working towards third-straight NCAA Tournament appearance in 2013
Marks 3rd-straight year 2 Hawkeyes have been named to squad
Feb. 23, 2013 Feller Club Room Carver-Hawkeye Arena
Iowa vs Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 in Iowa City.
Iowa 3, Northwestern 2 (OT) Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012
Grant Field Oct. 26, 2012
Iowa 6, Ball State 0 Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012
Hawk Items... Named to USA U21 Junior National Squad in 2011 and 2012... selected to 2012 US National Team Development Squad... member of the 2012 Midwest Senior High Performance Squad... member of the 2011 Midwest Junior High Performance Squad... named 'Goalkeeper of the Tournament' at 2011 USA Junior High Performance National Championship... selected to 2011 and 2012 Junior National Team Camp... started 74 of 75 career games played... recorded 15 career shutouts... four-time NFHCA National Academic Squad member... three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree... served as a team captain as a junior and senior... Iowa Bronze Medallion recipient.
2012 as a Senior... Named a second team All-American by the NFHCA and a third team All-American by Synapse Sports... first team Longstreth/NFHCA West Region All-America selection... earned first team All-Big Ten honors... selected to compete in the NFHCA Senior Game... named Academic All-Big Ten... named to NFHCA National Academic Squad... earned three Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week awards, becoming the first individual in program history to earn the honor three times in the same season... played every minute in goal for the Hawkeyes (1509:08), finishing the season with a 14-7 overall record and a 4-2 Big Ten mark... recorded five shutouts, holding Missouri State, Pacific, UC Davis, Michigan State, and Ball State scoreless.. the five shutouts ranked second in the Big Ten... made 90 saves, ending her career with 336 career saves, the fifth most all-time in program history... made a season-high 13 saves at Penn State (Oct. 14)... posted a 1.58 goals against average, placing her second among Big Ten goalkeepers and 17th nationally... recorded a .721 save percentage, ranking fourth in the conference and 33rd nationally... one of two team captains... received team's Dr. Christine Grant Leadership Award for the third-straight season... letterwinner.
2011 as a Junior... Named second team All-Big Ten... selected to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) West Region All-America team... named Academic All-Big Ten... started all 20 games in goal... played all but 36:52 minutes in goal for Iowa... notched a conference-best five shutouts, doubling her career total... ranked second in the Big Ten with 106 saves (5.3 per game)... led the conference and ranked 15th nationally with a .768 save percentage... fourth among Big Ten goalkeepers and 18th nationally in goals against average (1.64)... allowed only 32 goals in 20 total games... played every second of all six Big Ten games, notching two shutouts, a goals against average of 1.50 and a .791 save percentage... allowed only nine goals in six conference games, leading Iowa to a 4-2 league mark... registered 12 saves in NCAA Tournament game at Maryland... notched 11 saves against North Carolina and Ohio State and 10 saves against Ohio and Northwestern... served as one of three team captains... named to NFHCA National Academic Squad... received team's Dr. Christine Grant Leadership Award.
2010 as a Sophomore... Started all 17 contests in goal... recorded 73 saves... notched three shutouts... named Academic All-Big Ten... named to NFHCA National Academic Squad... received team's Dr. Christine Grant Leadership Award.
2009 as a Freshman... Saw action in 17 games, including 16 starts... started in goal for each Hawkeye victory... ranked fifth in the Big Ten with 67 saves and third with two shutouts... named to NFHCA National Academic Squad... named to spring Dean's List.
High School... Named first team all-league in 2008... second team all-league in 2006-07... named Saint Francis High School's Athlete of the Year in 2009... scholar athlete from 2005-09... team captain as a senior... three-year varsity starter... recorded 35 shutouts during high school career... competed at the varsity level in basketball, softball and track... member of the Central Cost Section Championship team in 2006 and 2007.
Personal... Born June 27, 1991... daughter of John and Patricia McGraw... finance major.