PHILADELPHIA--Sophomore Loukas Tasigianis' overtime goal against Harvard earned him his first Ivy League Player of the Week nod of the season. Tasigianis was also named the Philadelphia Soccer Seven Player of the Week.Freshman Jake Levin was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for his solid defending against the Crimson's potent offense.
Tasigianis was the Quakers’ hero in a 1-0 overtime with against the Crimson. The forward found the ball at his feet at midfield and streaked toward the goal. He threaded his shot through the goalkeeper and defender to net the game-winner in the 95th minute giving Penn a share of the Ivy League title and the auto bid to the NCAA tournament. It was the second overtime goal of his career. He was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week last year when he scored the OT game-winner vs. Yale.
With his third rookie nod of the season, Levin continued to shine on the backline for the impenetrable Quaker defense. Marking Andre Akpan, the rookie kept the League’s points-leader off the board in the team's 11th shutout of the season. The 11 clean sheets marks a new record in Penn’s program.
Tasigianis shares the Player of the Week honors with Dartmouth's Andrew Olsen who scored the game-winner for the Big Green, Friday.
With an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, the Quakers now await their post-season opponent and location in the selection show, Monday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. on ESPNews.