PHILADELPHIA--The Penn men's soccer team was named the Philadelphia Soccer Seven Team of the Year while Head Coach Rudy Fuller was named the Coach of the Year, his fifth such honor. The Quakers went 1-0-1 in PS7 play and 11-3-4 on the season, winning the Ivy League title and a berth to the NCAA tournament
Fuller won his third Bill Harris Coach of the Year honors in four years and fifth overall. He led the Quakers to their first Ivy League title in six years and went unbeaten in the first 10 games of the season. Penn climbed into the national rankings midway through the season and finished with a No. 20 national ranking.
Seniors Andrew Ferry, Omid Shokoufandeh and Drew Healy were named PS7 All-Stars for their outstanding play during the season and in the two PS7 games (vs. Temple and Villanova) this season.
Ferrywas this season'ssecond-leading scorer with 14 points and scored a goal and assist in Penn's win over Villanova this season.
Shokoufandeh had a breakout season in 2008, leading the Quakers with 22 points and a selection to the All-Ivy first team. Five of his nine goals this season weregame-winners. He has collected numerous weekly honors this season, and is the first Quaker in more than 10 years to collect more than 20 points in a season. He was also the PS7 statistical leader for goals.
Following in the tradition of superior goalkeeping at Penn, Drew Healymade a name for himself in the Red and Blue. With 11 shutouts this season, he set a new standard at Penn and currently there are only six other goalkeepers in the country with more clean sheets this season. He has also clocked the most minutes of any keeper in a single season at Penn. He started his senior campaign with a perfect 684 minutes and 12 seconds which ranks 17th in NCAA Division I history. He was also the PS7 statisticalleader with a 0.63 goals-against average.