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Field hockey senior Gracyn Banks passes the ball up the field during a game against Temple on Oct. 31. Credit: Julia Van Lare

This past weekend, Penn women's field hockey ended its season on a high with an Ivy League victory against Dartmouth. 

A key orchestrator of this victory and an influential leader throughout the season was senior captain Gracyn Banks. In the 34th minute, Banks scored the Quakers' game-winning goal, ending her senior season with a bang. 

She has also been a cornerstone of the team since the beginning of the season. Banks started in all 16 games and never left the field. She has also been the star of many Ancient Eight victories.

In a game against Columbia on Oct. 29, she scored the game-winning goal right at the first quarter buzzer. She was also a defensive staple, saving two shots on goal. This upped her defensive save count to five, the most of any player in the Ivy League. 

After her impressive performance at this game, she was named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. Moreover, she was unanimously selected as first team All-Ivy and Academic All-Ivy. 

This marks the first time since 2016 that a Penn player has been unanimously selected to the first team. It is also Banks' second All-Ivy honor of her college career.