HANOVER, N.H. - Fresh off its second-place Ivy League finish, the Dartmouth women's soccer team earned several postseason accolades from College Sports Madness. Freshman Corey Delaney (Chatham, N.J.) took home Freshman of the Year while Aurelia Solomon (Washington, D.C.) was tabbed Defensive Player of the Year.
Delaney and Solomon where joined by classmates Emma Brush (Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.) and Chrissy Lozier (Fairfield, Conn.) as first-team selections while goalkeeper Tatiana Saunders (Rye, N.Y.) earned a spot on the second team.
Delaney had an outstanding rookie season. She was a three-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week selection, becoming the first Dartmouth player to earn the honor three times. Delaney was one of two Big Green freshmen to start each game this season and was tied for the team lead in assists with five helpers. She tallied nine points on two goals and five assists - third best on the team.
Solomon, a tri-captain for the Big Green, was a stalwart on the backline for the Big Green during her senior season. She helped the Dartmouth defense limit opponents to just 9.4 shots per game while also showcasing some offensive skills with the game-winning goal against Penn (Oct. 13). Solomon and the Big Green defense only allowed 13 goals throughout the season and had a team goals against average of 0.74. Solomon was also a preseason College Sports Madness first-team selection and earned Ivy League Player of the Week honors on Oct. 15.
Brush continued her outstanding play in 2011 throughout the 2012 season. A senior tri-captain, Brush led the team with 19 points on seven goals and five assists. Her five assists were tops for a Big Green player and her seven goals ranked second. Additionally, she led the squad with three game-winning goals. For her efforts, she was named Ivy League Player of the Week on Sept. 10. Brush was also a College Sports Madness Preseason first-team selection.
Lozier combined with Brush to lead the Dartmouth offense in 2012. The midfielder scored a team-best eight goals and took 56 shots on the year while ranking second in points with 16. This is Lozier's second College Sports Madness accolade this season, she was named to the College Sports Madness Preseason All-Ivy second team.
Saunders, in her second year as starting goalkeeper, thwarted Big Green opponents all season. The sophomore closed the season with 0.72 goals against average in 1491:37 of time in net. She tallied an Ivy League best seven shutouts while making a career-best 60 saves. She allowed just 12 goals this season and boasted a .833 saves percentage.
Dartmouth closed the 2012 campaign with a 13-4-0, 6-1-0 Ivy League record and on a seven-game winning streak. The Big Green's winning percentage was the second highest in school history and they posted a nine-game turnaround from the 2011 season.