Three Women's Soccer Players Earn Regional Recognition

PHILADELPHIA - Sophomore midfielder Natalie Capuano was named third-team All-Mid Atlantic Region by SoccerBuzz.com, a website devoted to women’s college soccer. This is the second such honor for Capuano; she was a lso a third-team regional selection by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) at the end of November.

Two other players joined Capuano in gaining regional honors, as freshmen Jessica Fuccello and Jess Rothenheber were named to the Mid-Atlantic All-Freshman Team.

Capuano served as one of Penn's team captains this year, and was a first-team All-Ivy selection after earning second-team All-Ivy as a freshman in 2005. She scored one goal and had one assist from her sitting midfield spot.

Fuccello enjoyed a dominant freshman campaign, leading the Quakers with 23 points on nine goals and five assists. Her goal total was the best by a Penn freshman since 2001 and put her seventh on the program’s single-season list, while her point total put her sixth on the single-season chart. Fuccello was second in the Ivy League in both points and scoring and fourth in assists, and earned second-team All-Ivy honors.

Rothenheber -- like Fuccello a second-team All-Ivy selection -- scored two goals and had two assists during the season. Both of the freshman's goals were gamewinners.

Penn finished the 2006 season with an 8-5-3 record.

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