Unger Named Philadelphia Soccer Seven Player of the Week

PHILADELPHIA—University of Pennsylvania men's soccer midfielder, sophomore Kevin Unger, was named the Philadelphia Soccer Seven Player of the Week, Monday. He scored the golden goal in overtime against Princeton to give Penn a 1-0 win, Nov. 4. This is Unger’s second PS7 Player of the Week nod this season. He was also named to the Ivy League Honor Roll.

A native of Menomonee Falls, Wis., Unger has scored both of Penn’s overtime goals this season. Against Princeton, Unger struck the ball from wide left, past the Tiger keeper and into the low right corner of the goal. Not only was the win an Ivy triumph, it was the first time in over 20 years that Penn had defeated Princeton.

Senior Daniel Cepero was also named to the PS7 Honor Roll for his impressive five-save shutout against the Tigers. He finished his career on 299:33-minute shutout streak. He also topped Penn’s all-time career shutouts list with 23 and tied his own third-place record of eight shutouts in a season.

The Quakers finished the 2006 slate 9-4-2 and 5-1-1 in the Ivy League. The Red and Blue finished second in the Ivy League, its best finish since 2002, but just shy of an NCAA tournament bid.