PHILADELPHIA--Senior Omid Shokoufandeh repeated as the Ivy League Player of the Week, Monday and also secured a spot on TopDrawerSoccer.com’s national team of the week. Newcomer Jake Levin was named the Ivy League’s Co-Rookie of the Week.
Shokoufandeh registered his second multi-goal game and improved to 2-2 on the year in penalty kicks as the Quakers defeated Brown, 4-0. Shokoufandeh scored twice in the first half to give the Quakers a steady lead heading into the locker room. His tally from the penalty spot was ultimately the game-winner after the Red and Blue notched their ninth shutout of the season. The senior's nine goals and 21 points on the season are the most scored by any player under Head Coach Rudy Fuller in a single season. The win combined with Harvard’s loss to Dartmouth propelled the Quakers to a tie for first in the Ivy standings.
Levin helped the Quakers preserve their ninth shutout of the season, en route to three vital points in the chase for the Ivy League championship. Besides tracking Brown’s attack as well as the ever-dangerous Rhett Bernstein, Levin saved a shot off the goal line. The nine shutouts on the season is just one shy of Penn’s program record for clean sheets in a season.
Shokoufandeh, Levin and the Quakers hit the road to nearby Princeton for a day game, Saturday at 1 p.m.