PHILADELPHIA - The Ivy League has announced its weekly honors in women's soccer, and Penn sophomore midfielder Sarah Friedman has been named the Co-Player of the Week alongwith Princeton's Sarah Peteraf.
The following day, Friedman was honored by SoccerBuzz.com, which placed her on its National Elite Team of the Week. She becomes the second Penn player in as many weeks to receive the national honor, after classmate Kristin Kaiser last week.
This marks the first time Friedman has receivedeither honor,but they werewell-deserved. She scored eight points over Penn's two games last week, a 4-2 win over Saint Joseph's and then a 6-0 Ivy League victory against Cornell. In both matches, Friedman scored a spectacular unassisted goal and dished off two assists.
Though Penn still has seven matches left in the regular season, Friedman has 11 assists which sets the program's single-season mark. The previous record of 10 was set in 2001 by Penn's all-time leading scorer, Katy Cross. Overall this season, Friedman has 19 points and figured in 15 ofthe Quakers'26 goals to date.
Friedman was an honorable mention All-Ivy selection a year ago as a freshman. She enters this week leading the Ivy League in assists per game.