Fuccello Earns ECAC All-Star Nod

2009 ECAC Division I Women's Soccer All-Stars (PDF)

PHILADELPHIA - The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) has announced its All-Star teams for the 2009 women's soccer season, and Penn senior Jessica Fuccello earned a spot as a first-team ECAC Division I All-Star. The announcement was made by the ECAC on December 2.

Fuccello, who was tops among Ivy players in goals and points this season, scored 16 goals which tied a school record, and finished her career with 36 goals which is second all-time behind Katy Cross (50 from 2001-04). Included in her season were three hat trick performances, against La Salle -- she actually tied a school record in that game with four tallies -- Georgetown and Dartmouth.

Established in 1938 with 58 charter members, the ECAC is now the nation's largest athletic conference and only multi-divisional conference, withapproximately 300member institutions ranging across 16 states from Maine to North Carolina and westerly to Illinois. This is the first year the ECAC has named All-Star teams in men's and women's soccer; previously, the only All-Star teams named in the fall were football and field hockey.

Boston College swept the ECAC's Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year honors, as Victoria DiMartino was the offensive honoree and Jillian Mastroianni was the defensive recipient. Northeastern's Devin Petta was the ECAC Rookie of the Year.

Under 10th-year head coach Darren Ambrose, Penn finished the season at 10-4-2, reaching double digits in wins for the seventh time in program history. The Quakers went 4-3-0 in Ivy play, finishing third.

Download: 09 DI All Stars.pdf