PHILADELPHIA--Newcomer Loukas Tasigianis earned his first Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors after a stellar two-goal performance against Yale. It was his first such honor and the first Rookie of the Week nod for Penn this season. He was also selected as the Philadelphia Soccer Seven Co-Player of the Week.
A native of Ridgefield, N.J., Tasigianisscored once very early in the game and then again, very late to give the Quakers the Ivy win over Yale, Saturday. The newcomer made his debut in the starting lineup and it paid off immediately, as he scored just 25 seconds into the contest to put the Bulldogs on their heels early. Yale evened the score and the teams battled through 75 scoreless minutes into overtime. Tasigianis had three shots in overtime, but the third time was the charm as he nailed his first collegiate game-winner in the 101st minute.
The forward had earned his starting role after steadily improving and impressing over the last three weeks. He has successfully disrupted his defenders with his speed and crafty footwork, scoring two goals and helping with two assists prior to his performance against Yale. He now leads the team in points (10) and goals (4).
Tasigianis, whowas named to the Ivy LeagueWeekly HonorRoll last week,shared the PS7 honor with Drexel keeper Cory Robertson.
Tasigianis and the Quakers continue in the Ivy League taking on the league leader, Brown. The No. 8 Bears have a nearly perfect 10-1-1 overall record and are an undefeated 4-0 in the Ivies.