PHILADELPHIA - The Ivy League has announced its All-Ivy teams for the 2015 women's soccer season, and four University of Pennsylvania players received recognition from the Ancient Eight coaches.
Seniors Caroline Dwyer and Paige Lombard were both named first-team All-Ivy, while classmate Erin Mikolai was a second-team honoree. Freshman Allie Trzaska, meanwhile, received honorable mention All-Ivy recognition.
This marks Dwyer's second first-team All-Ivy recognition at Penn, she is the first two-time honoree since Erin Beck was a first-team selection in consecutive seasons (2011, 2012). After missing much of last season to injury, Dwyer bounced back this year and started in every match for the Quakers. She moved from defense to forward during the course of the season, and scored her first collegiate goal in Penn's 2-1 win over Yale.
Lombard also returned from injury this season; she missed the entire 2014 campaign, which gives her another year of eligibility next season. Lombard was the anchor of a defense that allowed just 11 goals and posted a 0.63 goals-against average in 16 matches. In addition, Lombard was the Quakers' second-leading scorer this season, with three tallies.
Mikolai once again proved a calming presence in the midfield, earning her third All-Ivy certificate in the process. A starter in every match and one of this year's co-captains along with Lombard, she tied for the team lead in assists, with three, and also scored a goal for the Quakers.
Trzaska played in 13 of Penn's 16 matches, making 12 starts in the midfield. She had a pair of goals for the Quakers.
Penn finished the season with a 6-4-6 overall record, and went 1-2-4 in Ivy League play to tie for fifth place.