McDermott Named Ivy Player of the Week

PHILADELPHIA - The Ivy League has announced its weekly honors for the first weekend of women's soccer play, and Penn senior forward Marin McDermott has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week.

McDermott earned the Ivy League's Player of the Week honor for the second time in her career; she also earned it once last year.

McDermott scored Penn's first goal of 2011 early in Friday night's 3-0 win over UMBC, and later assisted on another goal for a three-point night. She followed that up with another goal in Sunday's 2-0 win over Delaware.

A three-time All-Ivy selection heading into her senior year, McDermott now has 16 career goals which puts her alone in 10th place on Penn's all-time list. She also has 40 career points, and needs six to crash Penn's top-10 list in that category.

The Quakers opened the season with back-to-back shutout wins for the first time since 1998; the women also shut out their first two opponents in 2006, but one of those matches ended in a 0-0 tie.

Penn is in action twice this weekend. On Friday, the Quakers will face local rival Villanova at 7 p.m. atPPL Park in Chester, Pa., the home of Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union. On Sunday, the women are at home to face Saint Joseph's at 1 p.m.