PHILADELPHIA - The Ivy League has announced its weekly award winners in women's soccer, and Penn junior goalkeeper Caroline Williams is this week's recipient as the conference's Player of the Week. This marks the second straight week a Quaker player has won the award; Marin McDermott won it last Monday.
Williams earned her honor after an eight-save performance at Princeton in Saturday's 0-0 tie between the Quakers and the Tigers. The eight saves were a season high. The draw gave Penn the 2010 Ivy League championship, the program's second outright title in four years and third Ivy crown overall. Penn finished the regular season 9-6-2 overall and went 4-1-2 in Ivy play.
For the season, Williams has played all but 25 minutes between the pipes for the Quakers. She boasts a 0.87 goals-against average and has nine clean sheets (sharing two of them). As a team, Penn has shut out five of its last six opponents, and the nine blankings this season are the most by a Penn team since the 2001 Ivy champions also had nine.
As the Ivy League champion, Penn will learn its NCAA Championship fate later this afternoon.