Erica Borgo Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week

Erica Borgo Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week

Second Selection of the Season for Freshman

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Freshman forward Erica Borgo (Randolph, N.J.) who finished off her rookie season by scoring a pair of goals in the finale at Brown to claim the team lead in points (23) and tie for the team lead in goals (eight), was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week Tuesday.

Borgo is the first freshman to lead Yale in scoring since Amanda Walton '02 (18-3-39) in 1998. Saturday's game marked her third multiple-goal game of the season. She had eight points in the final four games.

Borgo was an all-area and all-state selection at Randolph High. This was the second time she has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Week this year, and the fifth time a Yale player was selected. Freshman midfielder/back Georgia Holland (Stony Brook, N.Y.) was selected three times.

Borgo's two goals at Brown gave the Bulldogs 52 goals for the year, one more than the previous season. This is the fifth straight year Yale has increased its goal total over the previous year. The Bulldogs now have the first back-to-back 50-goal seasons in school history.

Yale finished the season with an 11-6 record, giving the team back-to-back double-digit win seasons for the first time since 2002-03. The Bulldogs have gone 23-11 since the start of the 2009 season, including 11-3 in Ivy League games.

Every goal Yale scored 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 took 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

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (, Yale Sports Publicity