Lentz Named Ivy League Player of the Week

Oct. 30, 2006

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Senior midfielder Rachel Lentz (Short Hills, N.J.) has been named Ivy League Player of the Week. Lentz, who shared the honor with Harvard's Aline Brown, is the first Bulldog to earn Ivy League Player of the Week since Elizabeth Topp was honored in October of 2004.

Lentz made Senior Day at Johnson Field memorable on Saturday, scoring two goals to help the Bulldogs to a 4-2 win over Columbia in the final home game for Yale's seven seniors. Lentz solidified her hold on the team lead in goals -- she now has seven -- and also helped the Bulldogs maintain a shot at second place in the league, a standing they have achieved only twice in the last 26 years. Her two goals came on just three shots on goal, putting her shot percentage for the year at .318 -- second-best on the team.

Lentz has established career highs in goals, assists and points (7-1-15) this year while also earning a career-high 13 starts. Five of her seven goals have come in Ivy League games.

This is the second weekly league award won by a Bulldog this year. Freshman goalkeeper Charlotte Goins (New Bern, N.C.) was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week Oct. 9.

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