PHILADELPHIA After defeating previously unbeaten and No. 2-ranked Princeton in New Jersey on Wednesday to earn a share of the Ivy League title, Penn clinched sole possession with a win over Brown at Franklin Field on Saturday. Winning back-to-back Ivy crowns was enough for earn Penn a sweep of the Ivy League Weekly Awards released by the league office today.
Ali DeLuca was named Player of the Week for the first time this season after accumulating eight points in the two games last week. She had a hat trick along with two assists in Penn’s historic win at Princeton before adding two goals and another assist against the Bears on Saturday. She also had an outstanding defensive game. The sophomore and reigning Ivy League Rookie of the Year had three caused turnovers as well as three groundballs and two draw controls. She is currently third on the team in points with 29 on 17 goals and 12 assists. Her three game-winning goals are tops on the team.
Joining DeLuca on the list of award winners is goalkeeper, Sarah Waxman. She was named Defensive Player of the Week for work between the pipes last week. The senior made 13 stops over the course of the week including eight in the game against Princeton. In that game, she helped the Quaker defense limit the potent Tiger offense to only one goal through a 44-minute period of play. This is Waxman’s first selection of the season.
The Quakers are back in action on Sunday when they host No. 1 Northwestern at Franklin Field at 2 p.m.