PHILADELPHIA - The Ivy League has announced its 2010 All-Ivy teams for women's soccer, and champion Penn has five women who received recognition from the conference's eight head coaches. That includes two first-teamers and the Ivy League Rookie of the Year.
Freshman Kerry Scalora was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year. The forward/midfielder tied for the team lead in goals (5) and points (12) this season, and became just the second player in program history to be named Rookie of the Year. (Katy Cross won the honor in 2001.) Scalora also received second-team All-Ivy honors, one of just two freshman named to the first or second teams.
Seniors Kaitlin Campbell and Sarah Friedman were Penn's first-team honorees. Campbell anchored a defense that posted nine shutouts -- the most by a Quaker team since 2001 -- and she had a goal and an assist on the season. This was Campbell's second All-Ivy certificate; she received honorable mention in 2009. Friedman, meanwhile, was the only unanimous selection in the entire league as she earned her second first-team certificate and fourth overall at Penn. Friedman led the entire league in overall assists, with eight, and also had two goals to finish with 12 points which tied for the team lead. She has 30 career assists, tops all-time at Penn, and is ninth all-time with 48 points.
Juniors Marin McDermott and Caroline Williams received honorable mention. McDermott is now 3-for-3 in All-Ivy recognition; she tied Scalora for the team lead in goals and also had 12 points to tie Scalora and Friedman for tops among Penn players in that category. At the other end, Williams played all but 25 minutes between the pipes and figured in all of the Quakers' nine shutouts. She finished the year with a 0.87 goals-against average and made 67 saves.
Harvard senior Katherine Sheeleigh was named the Ivy League Player of the Year.
Penn finished the regular season at 9-6-2 and won the Ivy League with a 4-1-2 mark. The Quakers will play Penn State in the first round of the NCAA Championship Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. in Morgantown, W.Va.