Waxman Named Ivy Defensive Player of the Week

PHILADELPHIA - For the second time this season, junior goalkeeper Sarah Waxman has been named the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week.

In addition, sophomore attack Becca Edwards has been named to the weekly honor roll.

Waxman had an outstanding week for her No. 3 Penn women's lacrosse team, earning her 12th and 13th wins as the Quakers (13-1, 7-0 Ivy) won the Ivy League titles with victories over Princeton and Brown.

Against Princeton, Waxmanturned in a season-high 12-save performance as she led the Quakers to a share of the Ivy League title, making four saves in the final six minutes to help preserve victory. At Brown, she allowed just three goals in 50:30 of play, including a scoreless first half, in a 12-4 victory that saw the Quakers win their first Ivy League championship outright.

Waxman has a .547 save percentage and a 6.03 goals against average on the year, and has been a mainstay in the vaunted Quaker defense that has surrendered a league-best 43 goals in 2007. It isher second player of the week honor this year, as she won it back on March 5.

Penn has now had players earn five of the eight Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week honors this year.

Edwards had the offensive game of her career against Princeton, scoring five goals - including three in a row in the first half - to help clinch a share of the title. The sophomore followed up that performance with a goal at Brown.

Penn, which has already clinched a spot in the NCAA tournament, will take the next two weeks off for finals before returning to action on May 6 at Syracuse.