Emily Leitner Snags Second Ivy Defensive Player of the Week Honor

Ivy League Release

PHILADELPHIA - Goalkeeper Emily Leitner was named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week for the second week in a row after making 16 saves in two wins as Penn improved to 4-0 overall and started the Ivy portion of the season at 1-0.

On Wednesday, Leitner made nine saves at Hofstra as part of an 8-4 win for the No. 4 Quakers. Five of those saves came in the second half and throughout the course of the game she made five saves on Hofstra free position attempts.

On Saturday afternoon in Cambridge, Leitner made seven saves as the Quakers won their 30th Ivy League game in a row via a 9-8 win over Harvard. Five of her stops came in the final 30 minutes as the Red and Blue came all the way back from a 6-3 halftime deficit.

Through four games in 2011, Leitner has a 7.00 GAA, which is tops among Ivy keepers. Her 51.7 save percentage is third in the Ivy League.

Leitner and the Quakers are back on the field Wednesday at Rutgers at 6 p.m.