PHILADELPHIA - Sophomore attacker Becca Edwards was a key player in No. 3 Penn's historic 13-8 win over No. 14 Dartmouth on Saturday, and she has been recognized as the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week for her play.
Junior attacker Rachel Manson has also been recognized with a spot on the weekly honor roll.
It is the first player of the week honor for Edwards, while Manson was last week's offensive player of the week.
Edwards had a fantastic all-around game against the Big Green, scoring twice and contributing an assist to help then-No. 6 Penn beat Dartmouth for the first time since 1991. Defensively, she added four ground balls and as many caused turnovers. Her first score in the game put the Quakers up by two goals and her second tally, which opened the second half, ended up as the game-winner.
Manson was no less impressive, notching her fourth-straight hat trick with a three-goal, one-assist performance. Manson also added two ground balls and four caused turnovers, including a stick check at midfield that led to a ground ball and a breakaway goal by Edwards.
Yale's Lauren Taylorwas named theOffensive Player of the Week.
Third-ranked Penn will finish its regular-season home slate Wednesday night with a 7 p.m. showdown against No. 15Princeton. A Penn win would clinch an NCAA berth and at least a share of the Ivy League title.