PHILADELPHIA - Senior Alisha Prystowsky was named First-Team All-Ivy for the third time in her Penn career, as voted by the eight Ivy League Coaches. Prystowsky has now earned All-Ivy recognition in each of her four seasons at Penn. The Quaker's captain was a first-team selection as a freshman and sophomore, while earning second-team accolades a season ago. Since All-Ivy selections began in 1981, Prystowsky is one of only four Penn players, including Annie Kinsey, Keiko Uraguchi, and Vickie Moore, to have earned All-Ivy distinctions in each of their four years. Out of this group, Prystowsky is one of only two players to ever make the first or second team all four years at Penn. Kinsey was a First-Team All-Ivy Selection in each of her four seasons at Penn. Joining Prystowsky on the All-Ivy team are sophomores Brooke Coloma and Stephanie Caso, along with freshman Elysse Gorney.
For the season, Prystowsky led the Quaker's with a .372 batting average to go along with a team-high nine doubles, four triples, and five home runs. She also scored 33 runs, while driving in 31. She finished second in the Ivy League with an on base percentage of .503, while slugging .655, which was fifth-best in the league. During Ivy League games, Prystowsky took her game to an even higher level, hitting .426 in the Ivy League, with four of her home runs coming in league play. She also slugged .778 and had an on base percentage of .551 in the 19 Ivy games this season.
Prystowsky graduates from Penn as one of the most decorated players in the program's history. She leaves as Penn's all-time leader in RBI's with 108 and doubles with 47. She ranks second all-time in hits (171), runs (122), and triples (8). She finished her Penn career with 18 home runs, good for third-best, to go along with the fifth-best career batting average at .350.
Caso earned Honorable Mention All-Ivy for the second time in as many seasons. The sophomore shortstop batted .294 on the season. She also scored 23 runs while driving in 16. Defensively, Caso stood out among the best in the Ivy League. She maintained a .962 fielding percentage throughout the entire season and committed just one error in 79 chances during Ivy League games, boosting a strong Quaker defense up the middle.
Like Caso, Coloma also earned Honorable Mention All-Ivy for the second time in as many seasons. Making the transition from the infield to the outfield, Coloma was a still a presence both in the field and at the plate for Penn. The sophomore right fielder batted .305 with four home runs. She also drove in 25, while scoring 27 times. None of her hits were bigger than her eighth inning two-run walk-off home in game two against Dartmouth that capped the second of two Penn comebacks from 8-4 deficits on that day. Coloma also recorded nine outfield assists this season.
Gorney is the third member of the team to earn Honorable Mention All-Ivy following an outstanding freshman campaign. Hitting out of the leadoff spot, Gorney was second on the team with a .308 batting average. She also had an on base percentage of .388, which was fourth best on the team. She stole seven bases this season and scored 25 runs.
A copy of the full release is available on the Ivy League Website.
Below is a complete listing of the All-Ivy teams:
Player of the Year
Ellen Macadam, Harvard (Sr., Atlanta, Ga.)
Pitcher of the Year
Rachel Brown, Harvard (Jr., San Diego, Calif.)*
Rookie of the Year
Kasey Lange, Harvard (Fr., Ladera Ranch, Calif.)*
P - Rachel Brown, Harvard (Jr., San Diego, Calif.)
P - Elizabeth Dalrymple, Cornell (Sr., Devon, Pa.)
C - Alisha Prystowsky, Penn (Sr., Montclair, N.J.)
1B - Kate Strobel, Brown (Jr., Denver, Colo.)
2B - Ellen Macadam, Harvard (Sr., Atlanta, Ga.)*
3B - Kasey Lange, Harvard (Fr., Ladera Ranch, Calif.)*
SS - Jane Alexander, Harvard (Jr. Palo Alto, Calif.)
OF - Marissa Amiraian, Cornell (Sr., Latham, N.Y.)*
OF - Stephanie Regan, Harvard (So., Humble, Texas)
OF - Lizzy Pierce, Princeton (So., Modesto, Calif.)
U - Maggie Johnson, Columbia (Sr., Danville, Calif.)
DP - Kelsey Van de Bergh, Princeton (Jr., Beaverton, Ore.)*
P - Laura Ricciardone, Harvard (Fr., Slidell, La.)
P - Chelsey Dunham, Yale (Fr., Fairfax Station, Va.)
C - Allie Scott, Harvard (Fr., Alpine, Calif.)
1B - Whitney Shaw, Harvard (Jr., San Francisco, Calif.)
2B - Karen Tulig, Columbia (Sr., Katy, Texas)
2B - Hillary Hubert, Dartmouth (So., Grant Park, Ill.)
3B - Steph Thompson, Brown (So., Chino, Clalif.)
SS - Jennifer Bergeron, Columbia (So., Kingwood, Texas)
SS - Meghan Johnson, Yale (Jr., New Milford, Conn.)
OF - Ashley Heritage, Harvard (So., College Station, Texas)
OF - Nicole Ontiveros, Princeton (Jr., Laguna Niguel, Calif.)
OF - Audrey Kolodziej, Dartmouth (Sr., Morton Grove, Ill.)
U - Mari Zumbro, Harvard (Jr., Oakland, Calif.)
P - Prophet Gaspard, Columbia (Fr., Abbeville, La.)
P - Alex Peyton, Princeton (So., Fullerton, Calif.)
C - Molly Khalil, Dartmouth (Jr., Seal Beach, Calif.)
C - McKynlee Westman, Yale (Sr., Smithville, Mo.)
C - Kristen Towne, Cornell (So., Brecksville, Ohio)
1B - Mariclaire Rebman, Yale (Sr., St. Louis, Mo.)
2B - Katie Yanagisawa, Yale (Sr., Woodbridge, Conn.)
SS - Stephanie Caso, Penn (So., Brooklyn, N.Y.)
OF - Brooke Coloma, Penn (So., Martinez, Calif.)
OF - Elysse Gorney, Penn (Fr., Orlando, Fla.)
OF - Tori Balta, Yale (Fr., Valencia, Calif.)
OF - Emily Caruthers, Columbia (Fr., Rancho Murieta, Calif.)
OF - Meghan Everett, Dartmouth (Jr., Flemington, N.J.)
* - Unanimous selection