The season has ended, but there are still awards left to be had.
On Monday, despite Penn women’s soccer’s 1-1 draw on the road at Princeton, freshman Emily Sands was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week.
Sands was responsible for the Quakers’ lone goal on the road, scoring the equalizer in the game’s 28th minute after catching Princeton off-guard with a stunning left-footed shot to the upper-right corner of the net.
This marks the fourth time this season a member of the Red and Blue have taken home Ivy League Rookie of the Week this season — with Sands earning three and classmate Kitty Qu taking home the other.
Sands is just the second Penn player ever to earn three such awards, with Kerry Scalora having matched the feat in 2010. Only one player in Ivy history has every won more than three Rookie of the Week awards: Princeton’s Mimi Asom won the honor six times last season.
Scalora went on to win Rookie of the Year in 2010 and ended up a three-time All-Ivy honoree in her time in University City. Sands does have some strong competition for the award this season, namely Yale’s Aerial Chavarin, whose nine goals are second best in the conference and five assists are third.
The four Rookie of the Week awards as a team are the most the Quakers have ever won; Penn is just the 15th team to get at least four such awards in a season. The Red and Blue finished off the year fourth in the Ivy League with a 2-2-3 conference record — eight points back of league champion Harvard.
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