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    FCIAC girls player of the week: Olivia Hompe

    by Jesse Quinlan on
    Thu, Mar 1, 2012 9:39 AM

    Updated Mon, Mar 5, 2012 7:53 AM
    FCIAC girls player of the week: Olivia Hompe
    Photo by Dave Stewart/Hersam Acorn Newspapers

    New Canaan junior Olivia Hompe has been named MSG Varsity's female FCIAC Athlete of the Week for Feb. 20-25 by a panel of athletic directors and MSG Varsity reporters. Hompe had six goals and one assist en route to MVP honors in New Canaan’s 8-0 win over Greenwich for the FCIAC championship on Saturday. The Rams had a 2-0 lead in the first period when Hompe went on a six-goal run to become the state's all-time leading scorer with 269 points. The performance gave Hompe nine goals and three assists in two playoff games. She had a hat trick with two assists in the Rams’ 6-1 semifinal win over Darien on Wednesday. In that game, Hompe broke a 1-1 tie in the second period to give New Canaan the lead for good.

    What's your biggest athletic goal for 2012?
    Hompe: "To win FCIACs and states in hockey and lacrosse would be really nice."

    Who is your favorite teammate and why?
    Hompe: "Madzie Carroll is the anchor of our defense. She's a great player and and we're pretty close."

    What's the best piece of advice you've received?
    Hompe: "Last year during the hockey season coach Bulan said you can be nervous, but not scared. That helped."

    Which athlete is your biggest influence?
    Hompe: "I'm a big Giants fan, and I think Victor Cruz is really great. That they won the Super Bowl is amazing."

    What's your proudest accomplishment away from the game?
    Hompe: "I do Model UN, and have won a couple awards. Competing in that is something I really enjoy."

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