PHILADELPHIA The Ivy League coaches have selected the 2008 field hockey All-Ivy teams, and seniors Margaretha Ehret, Rachel Eng and junior Sarah Warner were each namedsecond-team All-Ivy after leading the Quakersto a third-place finish in the conference.
This is Ehret’s second consecutive year on the team. She was co-captain of the squad this season and tallied seven goals and a team-high five assists in 17 games. Ehret scored the game-winner in the Quakers’ first game of the season, a 2-0 win over St. Francis (9/5).
Head coach Val Cloud was excited about the postseason recognitions.
“[Ehret] has been our stability in the midfield for the last three seasons,” she said. “Her dynamic offensive play made opponents focus on her defensively. Greta was significant on our offensive corners.”
Classmate Eng is a new addition to the second team. She led the team with nine goals, in addition to assisting on four more. Eng scored two goals in the game against Columbia (10/19) and Temple (10/22). She scored all the game-winners during Penn’s four-game winning streak.
“Rachel has emerged as the team’s leading scorer this year,” Cloud said. “She used her great individual skills and speed to score at crucial times of the game. Her goals were significant in helping Penn finish third in the league.”
Warner received second-team recognition following her first season in a starting position. She controlled Penn’s backfield, while contributing offensively on penalty corners. She tallied assists against St. Francis (9/5) and Virginia Commonwealth (9/14).
“Sarah was the backbone of our defense and controlled a lot of space in the middle of the field. She continually broke up offensive urges and transitioned them into our own attack. She has great vision on field.”
The full release outlining the 2008 All-Ivy team can be found here.