All-Ivy League Teams and Player/Rookie of the Year

Second Team

Attack - Holly Glynn, Columbia (Jr., Waltham, Mass.)
Attack - Kaitlin Martin, Harvard (Jr., Longmeadow, Mass.)
Attack - Christine Casaceli, Princeton (Jr., Longmeadow, Mass.)
Midfield - Katie Cox, Princeton (So., Garden City, N.Y.)
Midfield - Lauren Vitkus, Brown (Jr., Skaneateles, N.Y.)
Midfield - Jenn Warden, Yale (Jr., Edgemont, Pa.)
Midfield - Jess Halpern, Harvard (Fr., Longmeadow, Mass.)
Midfield - Greta Meyer, Dartmouth (Fr., Denver, Colo.)
Midfield - Noelle Dowd, Cornell (Sr., Yorktown, N.Y.)
Defense - Hilary Renna, Penn (Jr., Mountain Lakes, N.J.)
Defense - Norris Novak, Princeton (Sr., Baltimore, Md.)
Defense - Kelly Hansen, Cornell (Jr., Lutherville, Md.)
Defense - Lauren Bobzin, Harvard (Sr., Narberth, Pa.)
Goalkeeper - Ellen Cameron, Yale (Sr., Monkton, Md.)

Honorable Mention

Noelle DiGioia, Brown (Jr., D, Pittsburgh, Pa.); Brittany Shannon, Columbia (So., A, Garden City, N.Y.); Marisa Marcellino, Columbia (Sr., M, Washington, D.C.); Tissy O'Connor, Cornell (So., M/D, Winchester, Mass.); Kat Collins, Dartmouth (Fr., A, Darien, Conn.); Kristin Schwab, Princeton (Jr., M, Baltimore, Md.); Kat Peetz, Yale (Sr., M, Spring Lake, N.J.)

Player of the Year: Sarah Waxman, Penn (Sr., Washington, D.C.)
Rookie of the Year: *Jess Halpern, Harvard (Fr., Longmeadow, Mass.)

* unanimous selection

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ITHACA, N.Y. -- Seniors Courtney Farrell (attack) and Katherine Simmons (unanimous selection, midfield) made their third straight appearance on the All-Ivy first team when the 2008 all-conference teams were announced on Thursday afternoon by the league office. They were joined by second-team picks Noelle Dowd (attack) and Kelly Hansen (defense), and honorable mention pick Tissy O'Connor (defense) in a vote by the league's eight coaches.

Farrell (Fayetteville, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius HS), a Tewaaraton Trophy watch list selection and two-year member of the junior national team, led the team in points (54), assists (26), game-winning goals (3) and ground balls (25). The two-time Ivy League Player of the Week graduates as the school's all-time leader in points (213) and assists (91). The first-team IWLCA all-region pick in 2007also holds school records for season assists (34) and assists in a game (6), which she has reached twice.. Farrell holds the NCAA record for fastest goal to start a game (8 seconds) in a 2007 win at Loyola (MD). Her 1.62 assists per game were good for first in the Ivy League and 27th in the nation, while her 3.38 points per game rank her fourth in the conference. She ended her career by registering at least one point in her last 53 games, the third-longest streak in the country.

Simmons joins Farrell as a four-time All-Ivy selection, as the duo were each second-team selections as freshmen. She finished second on the team in goals with 32 and assists with 12. The senior midfielder's 44 points were good for third on the team. Simmons' 2.13 goals per game were eighth best in the conference, while her 2.93 points per game ranked her seventh in the conference. The two-year captain supplemented her offensive output by leading the Big Red with 17 caused turnovers. In a game against Brown, Simmons matched an NCAA record for fastest goal to begin a game by scoring just eight seconds after the opening whistle, matching a record also held by Farrell. She was named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week (April 14) and her 128 career goals rank fourth in school history, while her 152 points are seventh all-time.

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2008-05-09



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