PHILADELPHIA - The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) has announced its All-Region and All-America women's soccer teams for the 2008 season, and Penn senior Natalie Capuano received third-team honors in the Mid-Atlantic region for the third straight year.
In addition to earning regional honors for the third straight year, Capuano -- the first three-year captain in program history -- was also a three-time first-team All-Ivy selection as a Quaker, one of just three players in program history to be so honored. This year Capuano tied for the team lead with five goals, and she finished her career with 14 tallies which is tied for 10th on the program's all-time list.
Capuano is also well-decorated for her efforts in the classroom. She was Penn's first NSCAA Scholar All-America a year ago, and has received Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area, ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District and Academic All-Ivy during her career. At the beginning of this season, Capuano was one of 30candidates nationwide for the prestigious Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.
As a junior, Capuano was one of the captains who led Penn to its first outright Ivy League title and a berth in the NCAA Championships. This year, the Quakers finished 8-6-3 overall.