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Junior midfielder Breukelen Woodard was the top scorer for Penn women’s soccer this season, with five goals.

Credit: Son Nguyen

The season may be over, but Penn women’s soccer is still enjoying some success.

Despite the tough year, which ended with a disappointing loss to Princeton with a score of 1-0, three Quakers were awarded with the All-Ivy distinction this Wednesday. This is the 23rd consecutive season that at least three athletes received recognition.

Junior midfielder Breukelen Woodard was named a second team selection, after playing an essential role in the Red and Blue’s offense. Woodard played in every game and led the Quakers in goals with five, including the equalizer and the game-winner against Cornell.

Woodard also excelled in finding space between the opponent’s defense and keeping the ball moving. The longest game-span she had without a goal or an assist was during the final six games of the season, when the Red and Blue was only able to pick up two wins — which just shows how the team relies on her success.

But the junior isn’t the only fresh face among the honored players. Freshmen forward Sizzy Lawton and defender Peyton Raun received All-Ivy honorable mentions, following an impressive rookie season.

Lawton received more and more playing time as the season went on and had a reliable presence as a winger for the team. She finished the year with three goals, including a game-winner against Dartmouth, which earned her Ivy League Rookie of the Week and DP Player of the Week.

On the other side of the field, Raun had the hard task of replacing Cami Nwokedi, who was awarded the conference’s Defender of the Year in 2018 — and she did not disappoint. The freshman secured her spot on the team and started in 15 out of 16 matches, accumulating more minutes than any other player with 1,330.

Woodard, Raun and Lawton will now enter the offseason, in the hopes of improving and bringing good results back for the Red and Blue.

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