PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania had two women earn second-team Academic All-District honors, as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The two women honored were senior forward Carolyn Cross and senior goalkeeper Jessica Keeley.
Jessica Keeley is a former walk-on who has started all but one game this season in goal. She boasts a 0.96 goals against average, and is second in the Ivy League with seven shutouts. She also has 43 saves this season. For her career, Keeley has played in 23 games and started 20, compiling a 1.15 goals against average and 74 saves.
Carolyn Cross has played in all 16 games this season, starting 15, and she leads the team with a career-best six goals. She also has two assists for 14 points, good for second on the team. Earlier this season, she was the Ivy League Co-Player of the Week after her two-goal performance vs. Cornell (10/1). For her career, Cross has played in 67 matches and started 40, she is tied for sixth on Penn’s all-time list with 18 goals, and eighth all-time with 43 points.
Keeley and Cross are the third and fourth women's soccer players to earn CoSIDA Academic All-District honors; Vanessa Scotto was a second-team selection in 2003, while Katy Cross (no relation to Carolyn) was a first-team pick in 2004 and went on to earn Academic All-America and Academic All-American of the Year from CoSIDA.
Keeley and Cross will play their final regular-season home game Saturday at 5 p.m., when Penn kicks off with Princeton as part of a women's/men's doubleheader at Rhodes Field.