Philadelphia In conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania Soccer’s Centennial Celebration, the women’s soccer program announced its All-Penn Team for its first 15 years as a varsity program. The team consists of an All-American and five first-team All-Ivy League selections.
The honorees are: Andrea J. Callaghan, C’00, Jill E. Callaghan, C00, Sarah Campbell, W’02, Katy Cross, C05, Deborah L. Goldklang, C94, Heather Issing, C04, Anne E. Kluetmeier, C01, Deane Kocivar-Norbury, C00, Darrah A. Ross, C98, Kellianne Toland, C’01 and Jennifer Valentine, C’03.
The women’s soccer program gained varsity status in 1991. The Red and Blue captured ECAC Championship titles in 1997 and 2000 and won the Ivy League Championship in 2001. The Quakers also appeared in the 1999 and 2001 NCAA Tournaments.
All-Penn Team Biographies
Andrea Callaghan, C’00
Andrea Callaghan is a two-time first-team All-Ivy League selection and a two-time honorable mention recipient. During her four seasons (1996-1999), Callaghan set five school records for goals in a season (9), points in a game (6, twice), career points (68) and career goals (28), which have since been broken. She still maintains the Penn record for assists in a game with four. Callaghan earned second and third team NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic honors her junior and senior seasons.
Jill Callaghan, C’00
Like her sister, Andrea, Jill Callaghan also had an outstanding career with the Quakers. As a senior, she was named first-team All-Ivy League tallying 11 goals and 26 points, breaking Andrea’s record set the previous year. She was also an All-Ivy honorable mention as a junior. She is fourth on the career list in points (59) and goals (23).
Sarah Campbell, W’02
Sarah Campbell provided depth as a midfielder and was an outstanding defender for the Quakers. She played in all 18 games as a rookie, starting eight contests. A knee injury cut short her sophomore season, but she bounced back in 2000 to earn second-team All-Ivy League honors after starting every game. In 2001, Campbell anchored the midfield in 14 games and captained the team to its first Ivy League title.
Katy Cross, C’05
Katy Cross was Penn’s “All-Everything”-- its first All-American, ESPN Academic All-American of the Year, two-time Academic All-American, four-time first-team All-Ivy selection and its first Ancient Eight Rookie and Player of the Year. She holds eight different Penn records: points in a game, points in a season, career points, goals in a game, goals in a season, career goals, assists in a season and career assists. She was bestowed Penn’s Fathers Award at the 2005 Commencement and received a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
Deborah L. Goldklang, C’94
Deborah Goldklang was Penn’s first varsity goalkeeper and was a solid one at that. In her three seasons with the Red and Blue she recorded 566 saves and an .821 save percentage. A team captain in 1993, she made 20 or more saves six times in her career and holds the Penn record for saves in a season with 222 in 1991.
Heather Issing, C04
A two-time team captain, Heather Issing was hampered by injury during her career. The defender had a solid rookie debut starting all 18 games and recording two goals and an assist, including a tally in the ECAC Semifinals. In 2001, she was a second-team All-Ivy League selection and named to the SoccerBuzz.com All-Mid-Atlantic third team after scoring three goals in 18 games. She was sidelined in 2002 with an injury and came back in 2003 appearing in 16 games. She started starting 15 contests and posted an assist.
Anne E. Kluetmeier, C01
Anne Kluetmeier is also a goalkeeper with a Penn record under her belt. In 32 games played, she allowed just 30 goals and posts a 1.08 goals against average for her career. She earned an All-Ivy honorable mention nod, in 1997, a year in which she yielded a 1.20 GAA with eight shutouts.
Deane Kocivar-Norbury, C00
Deane Kocivar-Norbury roamed the Penn backfield and anchored a strong Quaker defense from 1996-99. A three-time All-Ivy honorable mention, she helped the Quakers to their first ECAC Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance as a captain of the 1999 squad. She joined the Penn coaching staff in 2002.
Darrah A. Ross, C98,
Darrah Ross is two-time All-Ivy honorable mention and one of the premier student-athletes in the early years of the program. She originally set six school records during her time at Penn, including points in a game (6), points in a season (20), points in a career (57), goals in a game (3), goals in a season (9) and career goals (25).
Kellianne Toland, C’01
Kellianne Toland is a four-time All-Ivy League honoree, where she earned two first-team nods. She is also a two-time second-team NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic selection. In 1997, she was named to the NSCAA All-Freshman Team. The 2000 team captain finished her career with 19 goals and 23 assists, a record that stood until the 2004 season.
Jennifer Valentine, C’03
Jennifer Valentine had a solid career with the Quakers as a defender. A team captain in 2001, she earned consecutive first-team All-Ivy League accolades and was named to the SoccerBuzz.com All-Mid-Atlantic third team as a senior.