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Lazo Earns Second Straight Ivy League Player of the Week Honor

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 11/05/2012
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Lauren Lazo is the Ivy League Player of the Week for women's soccer.
Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications

For the second straight week, sophomore Lauren Lazo has earned the Ivy League Player of the Week award, this time after scoring three goals to help the Princeton women's soccer team capture the outright Ivy League title.

Lazo was also named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week for her efforts, also for the second straight week.

Princeton's unbeaten and untied Ivy League season has brought in six Ivy League Player of the Week honors, twice as many as any other school this season and an Ivy League all-time record for one school in a season. Ivy League leading scorer Jen Hoy (17 goals) has three, senior teammate Rachel Sheehy has one and now Lazo, who reached the 10-goal mark Saturday evening, has two.

Princeton's 7-0-0 finish in the Ivy League made it only the fifth team in the 22 seasons of eight-team Ivy League women's soccer (Penn became varsity for the 1991 season) to run the table with seven wins, joining Dartmouth in 1993, Harvard in 1996 and 1999, and the 2004 Tiger team as the only seven-win champions.

Princeton also became the first team to break the 20-point Ivy League standings mark, which became reachable when the Ivy began awarding three points for a win rather than two. Columbia (2006) and Harvard (2011) held the previous record at 19 points with 6-0-1 marks.

Lazo has erupted in Ivy League play, scoring eight goals in six Ivy games played. Five of those came over the last two games after she scored twice at Cornell on Oct. 27.

 

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