PHILADELPHIA - The ECAC has announced its Women's Soccer All-Star Team for the 2010 season, and Penn freshman forward Kerry Scalora was named the Rookie of the Year.
It is quite an honor for Scalora, as the actual All-Star Team of 12 players did not contain any Ivy Leaguers. Instead, it was dominated by teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and Big East. The ECAC is the nation's largest athletic and the only multi-divisional conference, with approximately 300 Division I, II and III colleges and universities covering Maine to North Carolina and as far West as Illinois.
Now in its second year, the ECAC All-Star Team is voted on by the coaches at ECAC member schools. A player must be a first-team all-conference selection to be considered for ECAC honors, and to be considered for Player or Rookie honors you must have won that honor within your conference.
Scalora -- who was the Ivy League Rookie of the Year, as well as a second-team All-Ivy pick -- finished the 2010 season tied for the team lead in goals (5) and points (12), helping Penn win its second Ivy League title in four years and its third overall. The Quakers went 9-7-2 overall this past season, including a 4-1-2 mark in Ivy play, and lost in the NCAA Championship first round to Big Ten champion Penn State, 1-0.
The ECAC Offensive Player of the Year was Georgetown's Ingrid Wells, while the Defensive Player of the Year was Boston University's Corie Halasz.