Nov. 10, 2005
Yale junior midfielder/back Heather Orrico (Southbury, Conn.) has been named first team All-Ivy, one of three Bulldogs honored by the league. Also recognized were junior midfielder Lindsay Collins (Virginia Beach, Va.), who was selected second team All-Ivy, and sophomore midfielder/forward Harriet Thayer (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.), who earned honorable mention.
Orrico was a key player on both ends of the field for the Bulldogs, generating 52 shots (second on the team) while also anchoring a defense that allowed only 14 goals over the final 11 games. She made a smooth transition from left back to center midfield/center back this year, finishing with two goals (one game-winner) and three assists for seven points. She also took on a new role as attack corner striker and was the left trail on defense corners.
Collins led the Bulldogs in points (12) and tied for the team lead in goals (five, including one game-winner). Her speed was a major factor in generating offense for Yale, and she also was utilized as flyer on defense corners to disrupt the opposition. Like Orrico, she took on a new role on attack corners as inserter.
Thayer showed versatility by spending time at forward in addition to her usual midfield duties this year, aiding the Bulldog attack at both spots. She finished with two goals (one game-winner) and one assist. This is her second straight honorable mention All-Ivy honor.
report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity