PHILADELPHIA - Sophomore Jessica Fuccello was named the Ivy League Player of the Week in women’s soccer. The announcement came Monday from the conference office, and marked the second time she has been honored this season; the other came on Sept. 4.
Fuccello’s honor comes on the heels of Saturday night’s 2-1 win over Yale, in which she scored the first goal and set up what proved to be the match-winner. With nine goals on the season, Fuccello has already matched her total from last year; her 18 career goals already place her in a tie for seventh place on Penn’s career list, along with Kelly Stevens and Rachelle Snyder.
Fuccello has scored in four-straight matches, and in four Ivy matches she has three goals and an assist for seven points. She currently leads the Ivy League in goals and points per match.
At 10-2-1, the Penn women are off to the second-best start in program history (only the 2001 team was ahead of this pace); in addition, the Quakers are 4-0-0 in the Ivy League for the first time in program history.
Penn is in action twice this week, taking on UMBC in Baltimore Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m., and then traveling to Brown for a Sunday match that kicks off at 1 p.m.