PHILADELPHIA - Penn women's soccer senior Carolyn Cross was named the Ivy League's Co-Player of the Week for her performance against Cornell Saturday evening. The announcement was made Monday by the conference office.
Cross came off the bench to score both goals as the Quakers defeated the Big Red, 2-0, in the first match played under the lights at Penn’s Rhodes Field.Both of Cross’ goals came in the first half. For the night, Cross -- who has three goals and an assist this season -- had a team-high four shots and all were on goal as the Quakers improved to
5-2-2 overall, 1-0-1 in the Ivy League.
Cross was awarded weekly honors by the conference for the first time in her career, and actually shared the honor with Princeton sophomore Diana Matheson who scored the Tigers' match-winning goals against La Salle and at Dartmouth and added an assist against the Big Green for a total of five points on the week.
This marks the second-straight week that a Penn women's soccer player has been honored with Ivy honors; last week, Natalie Capuano was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week.