PHILADELPHIA - The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) has announced its all-region teams for the 2011 college women's soccer season, and for the first time in program history Penn had three women named to the Mid-Atlantic teams.
Senior defender Adrienne Lerner, junior midfielder Erin Beck, and sophomore forward Kathryn Barth were all recognized as second-team selections. It was well-deserved for the trio, who led the Quakers to a 14-2-1 overall record, a school-record 13 shutouts, and a 5-1-1 Ivy League record that put Penn second behind Harvard in the conference standings.
Lerner started all 17 matches on the back line and was a key component of a defense that posted a school-record 13 shutouts and allowed just seven goals in 17 matches. She was also a first-team All-Ivy selection.
A junior captain along with Lerner, Beck also earned first-team All-Ivy like her senior teammate. She scored two goals and added two assists for six points while often controlling the game from her central midfield spot. A constant offensive threat, Beck took 29 shots which was tops among midfielders and third on the team overall.
Only a sophomore, Barth came into her own this year and finished tied for the team lead in goals (8) while also leading the Quakers in assists (8) and points (24). Her assist total is tied for fifth on Penn's single-season list, while her 24 points place her eighth on the single-season list in that category. A second-team All-Ivy pick, as well, Barth finished the year recording at least a point in seven of the Quakers' last eight games.