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Hoy Named Ivy Player of the Year, Women's Soccer Sets Program Record

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 11/08/2012
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Caitlin Blosser, Jen Hoy and Diane Metcalf-Leggette were three of Princeton's eight All-Ivy League honorees.
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The Princeton women's soccer program was honored Thursday by the Ivy League like it has never been before.

Five members of the 2012 Ivy League champions were named to the first-team All-Ivy League, tying a program record set in 1981. Eight members of the team were awarded All-Ivy honors in all, including two on the second team and one honorable mention, a program record for total number of players honored as it surpassed the seven honorees had in 2000, 2002 and 2004.

But the biggest news of the day went to Jen Hoy, who was named the Ivy League Player of the Year. It is Princeton's eighth Ivy League Player of the Year honor, tying Princeton with Harvard for the most ever, and it is the sixth player under head coach Julie Shackford to be named the Ivy's top player, tying her with Brown coach Phil Pincince for the most honorees under one coach. Princeton's last Ivy League Player of the Year was Diana Matheson '08 in 2007.

Here are summaries on Princeton's eight All-Ivy League honorees:

Jen Hoy, Ivy League Player of the Year, first-team, senior, forward: Scored 17 goals, the second-most in Princeton history (Esmeralda Negron '04) and the most in the Ivy League since Negron ... led the Ivy in scoring and points, standing third in the nation in goals per game (1.0) ... had three hat tricks this season, against Colgate, Lafayette and Lehigh ... first-team All-Ivy 2011, second-team All-Ivy 2010.

Lauren Lazo, first-team, sophomore, forward: Scored 10 goals, including a hat trick in the Ivy clincher against Penn ... also had five assists for a total of 25 points ... second in the Ivy to Hoy in goals and points ... had eight goals in six Ivy League games played ... honorable mention All-Ivy 2011.

Gabriella Guzman, first-team, junior, midfielder: Had two goals in Ivy League play, against Yale and Harvard ... had five assists, including three in Ivy games ... honorable mention All-Ivy 2010.

Rachel Sheehy, first-team, senior, midfielder: Had five of her seven assists this season in Ivy League play ... scored her one goal this season against Brown ... first All-Ivy honor.

Alison Nabatoff, first-team, senior, defender: Had two assists this season, against Brown and Lehigh, while anchoring the defense ... second-team All-Ivy 2010, honorable mention All-Ivy 2009, Ivy League Rookie of the Year 2009.

Caitlin Blosser, second-team, senior, midfielder: Scored two of her five goals in Ivy League play, against Harvard and Penn ... two of her five assists came against Ivy teams, against Dartmouth and Brown ... second-team All-Ivy 2010, honorable mention All-Ivy 2009.

Claire Pinciaro, second-team, senior, goalkeeper: first season as primary starting goalkeeper ... made 14 starts, carrying a 1.11 GAA ... first All-Ivy honor.

Diane Metcalf-Leggette, honorable mention, junior, defender: Started six of the seven Ivy League games and made 12 starts in all ... had an assist against Lehigh ... first All-Ivy honor.

2012 Women's Soccer All-Ivy

Player of the Year
Jen Hoy, Princeton (Sr., F - Sellersville, Pa.)

Rookie of the Year
Corey Delaney, Dartmouth (Fr., M - Chatham, N.J.)*

First-Team All-Ivy ^
Alex Dayneka, Penn (Sr., D - Solon, Ohio)
Isabel King, Columbia (Sr., D - San Francisco)
Allison Nabatoff, Princeton (Sr., D - Burke, Va.)
Aurelia Solomon, Dartmouth (Sr., D - Washington)

Erin Beck, Penn (Sr., M - Fort Wayne, Ind.)
Meg Casscells-Hamby, Harvard (So., M - Winter Park, Fla.)
Corey Delaney, Dartmouth (Fr., M - Chatham, N.J.)
Kristen Forster, Yale (Sr., M - Trumbull, Conn.)
Gabriella Guzman, Princeton (Jr., M - Bridgewater, N.J.)

Chrissy Lozier, Dartmouth (Jr., M - Fairfield, Conn.)*
Rachel Sheehy, Princeton (Sr., M - Exton, Pa.)
Mika Siegelman, Brown (Jr., M - Piedmont, Calif.)

Emma Brush, Dartmouth (Sr., F - Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.)
Jen Hoy, Princeton (Sr., F - Sellersville, Pa.)*
Lauren Lazo, Princeton (So., F - Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Kerry Scalora, Penn (Jr., F - Berlin, Conn.)

Tatiana Saunders, Dartmouth (So., GK - Rye, N.Y.)

Second-Team All-Ivy ^
Erika Garcia, Harvard (So., D - Carson City, Nev.)
Annie Gillen, Brown (So., D - San Clemente, Calif.)
Torrey Leroy, Yale (Sr., D - West Hartford, Conn.)
Brianna Rano, Penn (Jr., D - Branchburg, N.J.)
Emily Wingrove, Brown (Jr., D - Westwood, Mass.)

Claire McManus, Cornell (So., M - Rosemont, Pa.)
Kim Rose, Dartmouth (Sr., M - Seaford, N.Y.)
Haley Washburn, Harvard (Fr., M - Folsom, Calif.)

Caitlin Blosser, Princeton (Sr., F - Pacific Palisades, Calif.)
Maneesha Chitanvis, Cornell (Sr., F - Los Alamos, N.M.)
Beverly Leon, Columbia (Jr., F - Wrentham, Mass.)

Bethany Kanten, Harvard (So., GK - Park City, Utah)
Claire Pinciaro, Princeton (Sr., GK - Monroe, Conn.)

Honorable Mention
Jackie Friedman, Dartmouth (Fr., D - Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.)
Diane Metcalf-Leggette, Princeton (Jr., D - Centreville, Va.)
Catherine Troup, Columbia (So., D - Bethesda, Md.)

Marina Moschitto, Dartmouth (Jr., F - Andover, Mass.)
Elizabeth Weisman, Harvard (Jr., F - Atherton, Calif.)

Amber Bledsoe, Brown (Jr., GK - Cincinnati)
Grace Redmon, Columbia (So., GK - University Heights, Ohio)

* - unanimous selection
^ - due to ties in the voting, the first and second All-Ivy teams were expanded from 11







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