Ivy League Release
PHILADELPHIA – Lucy Ferguson allowed 13 goals over two games last week as No. 9 Penn split a pair of Top-20 matchups. On Monday, she was named Ivy League Co-Defensive Player of the Week, marking the third time this season she has earned at least a share of the Ivy League’s weekly defensive honor. She is the first Penn player to ever earn three Defensive Player of the Week honors in one season and the first Ivy player to do so since 2012.
Ferguson made 17 saves in the two games, recording eight stops in an 8-6 win over No. 19 Georgetown on Tuesday before coming up with nine saves in a loss to No. 6 Northwestern on Sunday. Ferguson added three ground balls against the Wildcats, giving her 21 for the season.
Through nine games, Ferguson’s goals-against average stands at 8.20 – good for third in the Ivy League and 20th among Division I goalkeepers. Her save percentage stands at .485, also third in the Ivy League and 18th in the country. Ferguson enters this week as one of 12 goalies in the country to be in the Top-20 in both statistical categories and is one of just 10 who has done so while playing more than 50% of her team’s minutes.
A unanimous first-team All-Ivy selection in 2013, Ferguson has now earned five Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week awards in her two years with the Quakers.
Lely DeSimone was also honored by the Ivy League this week, picking up a spot on the weekly Honor Roll following her four-goal week.
Penn returns to action April 12 at Dartmouth. First draw is set for 12 p.m.