A pair of Red and Blue athletes picked up weekly awards for their efforts this past weekend.
On Monday, the Ivy League announced that Penn women's soccer junior midfielder Breukelen Woodard was named Ivy League Player of the Week. Alongside Woodward in being recognized is sophomore sprint football running back Laquan McKever, who was named the Collegiate Sprint Football League Offensive Player of the Week. It is the first time that both have received their respective honors.
Over the weekend, Woodard led the Quakers to a 4-2 win over Cornell, putting away two goals to secure a comeback victory. A sophomore-year transfer from South Carolina, Woodard started 12 games last season, clocking one goal, two assists, and four points over the course of the year. She’s off to an even stronger start this season, leading the team with five goals through its first 10 games.
On the football field, McKever led the Red and Blue to a 42-32 victory against Chestnut Hill. It was a career-best performance for the sophomore, who rushed for 238 yards and two touchdowns. With an impressive 144.5 yards per game average and three games left in the season, McKever is on track to break into the program record book. At 578 total yards, if McKever continues to rush like he has this season, he could easily enter top five all-time for yards rushed in a single season.
This weekend, women’s soccer will travel to New York to face off with Columbia. With three points and currently in a three-way tie for third in the Ivy League, they will look to score another win to break out of the pack. Sprint football will travel to Annapolis, Md. and take on last season’s CSFL champions, Navy, in what promises to be an exciting game.