September 7, 2010

Erica Borgo Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week

Freshman Forward Had Three Goals and Two Assists

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Freshman forward Erica Borgo (Randolph, N.J.), who led Yale's nine-goal offensive outburst over the weekend, was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week on Tuesday for her efforts. Borgo scored three goals and added two assists in the Bulldogs' wins over Sacred Heart and Quinnipiac.

Borgo, who was also the inserter for all 24 Yale corners for the weekend, had a pair of goals and a pair of assists in Friday night's 5-0 win over the Pioneers, then scored the game-winner in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Bobcats. She was one of nine different players with at least one point over the weekend.

Borgo was an all-area and all-state selection at Randolph High. She is Yale's first Ivy League Rookie of the Week since senior back Marissa Waldemore (New Vernon, N.J.) earned the honor on Sept. 11, 2007.

Every goal Yale scores this season brings the world closer to a cure for myotonic dystrophy. Sophomore goalkeeper Ona McConnell (London, England) has been diagnosed with the disease, the most common form of muscular dystrophy. The Bulldogs are taking pledges for a season-long "Goal-a-thon" as part of their "Get a Grip" campaign to raise awareness and funds for the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.yalebulldogs.com/getagrip

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity