PHILADELPHIA – The Ivy League has announced its All-Ivy teams in women’s soccer, and the University of Pennsylvania had three women who earned honors from the Ancient Eight coaches.
Junior midfielder Erin Mikolai and senior defender Kaitlyn Moore were both named second-team All-Ivy. Mikolai played in 15 of Penn’s 16 matches this season, starting all of them, and finished the year with a team-high six assists. Moore missed the Quakers’ first four matches due to injury, but came back to start 10 times and finished the season with three goals (tying the team high) and an assist. Two of her goals came in Ivy play, against Brown and Princeton.
Junior goalkeeper Kalijah Terilli received honorable mention recognition from the coaches. She started 11 of Penn’s 16 matches and played in 15 of them, collecting three solo shutouts and sharing four with teammate Katherine Myhre. Terilli ended the season with 53 saves, a 1.13 goals-against average, and a .779 save percentage.
This was the second All-Ivy honor for Mikolai and Terilli; both women were first-team All-Ivy picks a year ago. Moore is being honored for the first time.
Princeton’s Tyler Lussi was voted as the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year, while Yale goalkeeper Elise Wilcox was the Defensive Player of the Year and Harvard’s Dani Stollar was the Rookie of the Year. For the first time the coaches voted on a Coach of the Year, and Harvard’s Ray Leone took the honor after leading the Crimson to their second straight Ivy title.
Despite injuries to a number of key players that left the team shorthanded almost the entire season, Penn finished the 2014 campaign with an 8-5-3 record, winning its last three matches and going unbeaten in its last four (3-0-1). The Quakers tied for third in the Ivy League standings, going 3-3-1 including a season-ending win at Princeton that was Penn’s first on the Tigers’ turf since 1998.