Penn women’s soccer had one of its most successful seasons in recent memory this year, and now its players are receiving some recognition.
Six Quakers have been awarded All-Ivy League honors for their performances in the team’s 13-2-1 season that included a share of the conference crown. Senior defender Camillia Nwokedi was named Defensive Player of the Year, while junior goalkeeper Kitty Qu and junior forward Emily Sands earned first team All-Ivy distinction.
In addition, senior midfielder Allie Trzaska was honored for the fourth consecutive year with her inclusion on the second team, and senior forward Sasha Stephens and junior midfielder Megan Lloyd were given honorable mentions.
The awards are no surprise for the Red and Blue, who dominated Ivy League competition for much of the season before falling to Princeton in the season finale. Nwokedi, who became the first Quaker to win Defensive Player of the Year since 2013, contributed heavily to a back line that only allowed five goals in 16 games.
Penn’s first team performers were also integral to the Quakers’ success this year. Qu helped the team record an impressive 12 shutouts and Sands proved clutch time after time with seven game-winning goals.
The Quakers were historically good this season, and these awards have etched that success in the record books.
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