PHILADELPHIA -After two standout seasons in goal for the University of Pennsylvania women's lacrosse team, it is hard to call the 2015 campaign a "breakthrough season" for Lucy Ferguson, but the senior goalkeeper has raised her game to another level for her final season in the crease for the Red and Blue. Her elevation has been noticed asLacrosse Magazine has named Ferguson its Midseason Kelly Award winner as Outstanding Goalkeeper.
A two-time first-team All-Region and first-team All-Ivy selection, Ferguson leads the Ivy League in both goals-against average and save percentage through the first five weeks of the 2015 campaign.
Her .513 save percentage ranks No. 6 among all Division I keepers and her 7.24 GAA is 11th in the country.
Last week, Ferguson was huge in goal for the Quakers, making a career-high 15 saves at No. 1 Maryland. On Saturday, she followed with eight saves against Dartmouth in a 10-5 win as Penn improved to 2-0 inside the Ancient Eight. Seven of her eight saves against the Big Green came in the second half, including three on free positions.
In addition to her Outstanding Goalie recognition, Ferguson was named a Midseason All-American byLacrosse Magazine. Penn was one of two schools with multiple players on the list -- the other being defending national champion and top-ranked Maryland.
The Quakers return to Franklin Field on Saturday, hosting Towson at noon. The game will be streamed live on ESPN3 and WatchESPN as well as the Ivy League Digital Network.