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Eight Women's Soccer Players Earn Spots on All-Ivy Teams

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Corey Delaney took home Rookie of the Year honors by a unanimous selection of the Ivy...     By Doug Austin

PRINCETON, N.J. - The Dartmouth women's soccer team had eight players earn postseason All-Ivy honors, highlighted by freshman Corey Delaney (Chatham, N.J.) taking home Rookie of the Year honors.  Delaney is Dartmouth's first Rookie of the Year since  the 1996 season when Jessica Post shared the honor; Delaney is the first outright Rookie of the Year since Melissa McBean in 1993.

Princeton's Jenn Hoy was tabbed as Player of the Year as the Tigers also placed eight on the 2012 All-Ivy Teams.

Delaney was joined by teammates Aurelia Solomon (Washington, D.C.), Chrissy Lozier (Fairfield, Conn.), Emma Brush (Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.) and Tatiana Saunders (Rye, N.Y.) as first-team All-Ivy selections.

Senior tri-captain Kim Rose (Seaford, N.Y.) was a second-team honoree while Jackie Friedman (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.) and Marina Moschitto (Andover, Mass.) were honorable mention selections.

Delaney, a unanimous Rookie of the Year selection, had an outstanding freshman campaign. 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. In Ivy League action, tallied four points on a goal and two assists.

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 9.6 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 earns her third All-Ivy honor, taking home honorable mention accolades in 2011 and earning a second-team selection in 2010. Solomon also earned Ivy League Player of the Week honors on Oct. 15.

Lozier, another unanimous first-team honoree, picks up her third consecutive All-Ivy honor and her first first-team selection after taking second-team honors in 2010 and 2011. The midfielder scored a team-best eight goals and took 56 shots on the year while ranking second in points with 16.

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. This is her second consecutive All-Ivy selection as she was a second-team honoree last season.

Saunders is making her first appearance on the All-Ivy League team. The second-year starter boasted a 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.

Rose, back on the field, after missing last season with injury was a force for the Big Green in the midfield. She helped jumpstart the Dartmouth offense and tallied two points with a goal against South Florida. 

Friedman joins Delaney as the only Big Green freshman to start each game in 2012 and she proved a valuable asset to the Dartmouth backline. She helped the defense post a 0.78 goals against average while holding opponents to just 9.6 shots per game. 

Moschitto was also an important piece of the offense in 2012. She tallied 11 points on four goals and three assists. Her 11 points and four goals were fourth best on the squad and her three assists ranked third. She also had two game-winning goals. This is her second All-Ivy selection as she was also an honorable mention honoree in 2010.

The Big Green's first team-honors are the first for the team since 2009 and the five first-team selections are the most since Dartmouth had six honorees in 1994. Dartmouth, led by second-year head coach Theresa Romagnolo, finished in second place in the Ivy League standings with a 13-4-0, 6-1-0 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.