Five Women's Soccer Players Earn All-Ivy Status

Philadelphia – The University of Pennsylvania women’s soccer team had five players garner All-Ivy League accolades, including two first-team selections. Senior Katy Cross (Claremont, Calif.) was a unanimous first-team selection while junior Robin Watson (Hamilton, Mass.) was also was named to the first-team. Senior Lydia Bojcun (Hamilton Square, N.J.) picked second-team honors while fellow seniors Anna Halse (Middletown, Md.) and Rachelle Snyder earned honorable mentions.

Cross, who has named to her fourth-consecutive first-team All-Ivy, wrapped up a stellar career at Penn with a team-high 12 goals, seven assists and 31 points. She was also second in the Ivy in goals scored and points. In her four seasons, she captured eight Penn scoring records - points in a game (9), points in a season (38), career points (125), goals in a game (4), goals in a season (16), career goals (50), assists in a season (10), and career assists (25). She was named Ivy League Rrookie for the Year in 2001 and Ivy League Player of the Year in 2002. She earned NSCAA All-American honors in 2001 and was an All-East Region Scholar in 2003. She was named to the SoccerBuzz.com All-Freshman and All-Mid-Atlantic first teams in 2001 and 2003. She also became the program’s first Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-American in 2003 and has made the CoSIDA All-District II First Team in each of the last three years. In the summer of 2004, she was a member of U.S. National Under-21 Training Camp.

Watson, who earned her second-straight first-team nod, played in all 17 games on defense for the Quakers. She also recorded three goals, including a perfect 2-for-2 in penalty kicks, and an assist for seven points. Bojcun enjoyed a solid senior season starting 15 games and posting a goal and four assists.

Halse appeared in 13 games, starting 12 and posted an 8-2-2 record. She concluded the year with a 0.83 goals against average (GAA) and 57 saves. She was ranked in the top-10 in the nation in GAA three times and was as high as fourth.

Snyder was second on the team and top-10 in the Ivy League in scoring with eight goals and four assists for 20 points. She was named Ivy League Player of the Week on Oct. 4 after recording seven points (three goals and one assist) in two games against LaSalle and Cornell. This is the second time Snyder has earned honorable mention accolades, having last received them in 2002, she was also named to the All-Ivy second team as a rookie.

Penn was the runner-up in the Ivy League finishing with a 9-6-2 overall record and a 4-2-1 mark in the League.

-Written by Kelly McCarthy, athletic communications assistant