The University of Pennsylvania's Head Coach of women's soccer, Darren Ambrose, has announced the results of voting for the All-Time Team as part of the program's 20-year anniversary. The team consists of 11 field players and one goalkeeper.
"When I look at the names on this list, it reminds me of the incredible quality of student-athletes that we have had in the program at Penn," said Ambrose, who has been the program's head coach for 12 years and coached all but two of the women on the list. "We are still a relatively young program by Ivy and NCAA standards, but these women have helped put us on the map during their various careers.
"I feel fortunate to have had the privilege of working with many of them and am grateful for the contributions they have all made to Penn Soccer. They set the bar for our current student-athletes and have forged our program into the competitive one it is."
The Penn All-Time Team will be announced following Penn's game with Princeton Saturday night at Rhodes Field (5 p.m. kickoff). In addition, at halftime the program will recognize the 2001 team, which ten years ago was the first to win an Ivy League title. Penn has since won Ivy titles in 2007 and 2010, and can earn a share of this year's crown with a win Saturday over Princeton and a Harvard loss at Columbia. The Quakers and Tigers will kick off at 5 p.m. on Rhodes Field.
More than 225 votes were tallied, with 27 players receiving at least one mention in the voting.
The recipients, in alphabetical order, are:
Andrea Callaghan (1996-99) - The program's first four-time All-Ivy selection, she was a first-team recipient as a sophomore and senior. Callaghan led the Quakers in scoring her freshman and sophomore years -- her sophomore year being 1997, when the team won what is still a program record 14 matches -- and as a senior helped Penn to its first NCAA Championship bid.
Kaitlin Campbell (2007-10) - Part of the first class to win two Ivy League championships rings, she was a mainstay in the backfield for all four years, making 68 starts in 69 career appearances. Campbell was first-team All-Ivy and second-team NSCAA All-Region as a senior, as well as an NSCAA Scholar All-America.
Natalie Capuano (2005-08) - One of just three Penn players to earn first-team All-Ivy three times in her career -- she was second-team All-Ivy her freshman year -- and a three-year captain. Quite simply, Capuano might be the greatest leader this program has seen in its first 20 years.
Katy Cross (2001-04) - She received the most number of votes, and with good reason -- Cross graduated having shattered every offensive record, and nearly 10 years later she still holds almost all of them. Her 50 career goals are 14 ahead of second place, and her 125 points are a staggering 41 ahead of second place. Cross was the 2001 Ivy League Rookie of the Year and remains the program's only Ivy League Player of the Year (2002), NSCAA All-America, and four-time first-team All-Ivy recipient to date.
Michelle Drugan (2006-09) - Another four-year standout in the backfield, she was a captain in 2009 and a key member of the 2007 Ivy League championship squad. Drugan was an All-Ivy recipient her senior year.
Sarah Friedman (2007-10) - Another woman with two Ivy League rings, Friedman might be the best playmaking midfielder the program has seen. She shattered the single-season record for assists as a sophomore with 15, and graduated with 30 career assists which remains well ahead of the field. Friedman was first-team All-Ivy in 2008 and 2010 and second-team All-Ivy in 2009, as well as NSCAA All-Region and Scholar All-America as a senior.
Jess Fuccello (2006-09) - If not for an injury that kept her out of the lineup her junior year, this might have been the woman to challenge Cross' scoring records. As it is, Fuccello is second all-time in goals (36) and points (84) despite missing an entire season. A two-time first-team All-Ivy and the program's first ECAC All-Star selection, she scored 16 goals her senior year, which is tied with Katy Cross for the program record.
Deb Goldklang (1991-93) - The first goalkeeper in program history remains the best, according to the voters, and with good reason. Goldklang put up staggering numbers between the pipes, making 566 saves in three seasons. She also holds the three top single-season save marks -- 222 in 1991, 180 in 1993, 164 in 1992 (compare that to this year, where four different goalies have combined for 48).
Eileen Larkin (2005-08) - A two-time All-Ivy recipient, Larkin headlined the defense for four years and was captain as a senior. A two-time captain, she was one of the leaders of the Quakers' 2007 Ivy League championship squad.
Adrienne Lerner (2008-11) - The only current player voted to the All-Time Team, Lerner has amassed in her senior year what most take four years to accomplish. One of this year's captains, she has led a defense that enters the weekend having posted a school-record 13 shutouts and allowed just six goals in 16 matches (the school record for fewest goals allowed in a season is 13).
Kellianne Toland (1997-2000) - A mainstay in the midfield during her time at Penn, Toland joined Andrea Callaghan as the program's first two-time first-team All-Ivy recipients. When she graduated, Toland was the program's all-time leader in assists, second in career points, and third in career goals. Toland and Callaghan were also the first Penn players to earn NSCAA all-region honors.
Robin Watson (2002-05) - Watson joins Capuano and Cross on the exclusive list of being voted first-team All-Ivy at least three times. One of the best backs the program has ever seen, she was a captain of the 2004 and 2005 squads.