PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania swept the Ivy League women's soccer awards for the first weekend of the season, as sophomore Jessica Fuccello was named Player of the Week and freshman Kaitlin Campbell was the Rookie of the Week.
The honors come on the heels of a weekend sweep by the Quakers, 1-0 over Saint Louis and 4-1 over Robert Morris. The season-opening win over the Billikens was particularly noteworthy, as SLU has made the NCAA College Cup second round each of the last two seasons.
Fuccello was Penn's leading scorer last year as a freshman, and the forward picked up right where she left off in Penn's wins this weekend. She scored the only goal in the Quakers' win over Saint Louis, then broke a 1-1 tie against Robert Morris with what proved to be the match-winning goal in that contest. She later added an assist on the game's final goal, giving her five points for the season.
Campbell played every minute of her first two collegiate matches on the Penn defense, helping anchor a shutout in the season opener and just the single goal in Sunday's win. In addition, Campbell had assists on both of Fuccello's goals this weekend, her first two collegiate points.
Penn is back at home twice this weekend, hosting Michigan State Friday night (7 p.m.) and city rival Saint Joseph's Sunday (1 p.m.).