PHILADELPHIA - The Ivy League announced itsweekly awards for women's soccer on Monday, and for the second time in three weeks Penn senior forward Jessica Fuccellowas named Ivy League Player of the Week. This week, she shared the honor with Columbia's Ashlin Yahr.
One day later, the ECAC announced Fuccello as its Division I Player of the Week. In addition, Fuccello was named a Primetime Player of the Week by CollegeSoccer360.com.
Fuccello had an incredible surge late Sunday against Georgetown, scoring three goals in a span of 8:16 to allow the Quakers to come back from a 3-0 deficit and salvage a 3-3 tie with the Hoyas. What made Fuccello's effort all the more impressive was that Georgetown entered Sunday's contest with a 7-1-0 record and had allowed just two goals all season (all seven wins had been shutouts).
With the three goals, Fuccello now has 28 for her career which is tied for second all-time at Penn with Andrea Callaghan, behind only Katy Cross (50). Fuccello also has 65 career points, third all-time at Penn behind Cross (125) and Callaghan (68). Fuccello has accumulated her numbers in slightly more than two seasons - she only played two games as a junior due to injuries.
Yahr earned her share of the honor by scoring four goals in three matches last week. The Ivy League Rookie of the Week was Cornell's Maneesha Chitanvis.
Penn (3-1-2) opens Ivy League play this weekend, traveling to Harvard to take on the defending champion Crimson at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Quakers provided Harvard with its only Ivy loss in 2008.