March 22, 2010

Kaitlyn Flatley Named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week

Junior Midfielder/Defender Had Five Goals, Four Ground Balls, Three Caused Turnovers and One Assist

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Junior midfielder/defender Kaitlyn Flatley (Berwyn, Pa.) came through for Yale in dramatic fashion this past week, and her exploits earned her recognition as the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week Monday. Flatley had a six-point week, including the game-winning goal with nine seconds left Wednesday as Yale beat Brown 8-7 in the Bulldogs’ Ivy League opener. Flatley had two goals and an assist in that game, then followed it up by getting her first career hat trick Saturday vs. No. 5 Penn.

An honorable mention All-Ivy League selection last season because of her work as a defender, Flatley has started seeing more time as a midfielder this season and has delivered a career-high eight goals on just 16 shots. She remains one of Yale’s top defensive players, and had three caused turnovers and four ground balls this past week. She helped the Bulldogs hold Penn to just seven goals, after the Quakers had scored a combined 30 in their previous two games.

Flatley leads Yale in caused turnovers with 10 and is tied for the team lead in ground balls with 13. Last year, she tied for the Ivy League lead with 14 caused turnovers in league games.

Flatley, the first Bulldog to earn a Player of the Week honor from the Ivy League this year, is in Pierson College at Yale. She attended Conestoga High.

Yale (3-4, 1-1 Ivy League) plays at No. 11 BU (4-3, 0-0 America East) Wednesday.

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