Forster Named Ivy League Player Of Week

Kristen Forster. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Kristen Forster. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Had Nine Points In Three Yale Victories

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's soccer team had a big offensive week, outscoring its opponents 11-2 en route to three victories. Senior Kristen Forster was a big reason why. She scored three goals, all game-winners, and as a result has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week.

Forster, a Trumbull, Conn., native, leads the league with 13 points and is second with five goals.

Her big week began in an 8-1 victory over Saint Peter's last Tuesday. She scored Yale's second goal and then assisted on three more goals, all in the second half.

The Bulldogs' other two wins were far more dramatic. Against Iona on Friday, Forster scored the game-winner just 1 minute, 48 seconds into overtime, and then on Sunday, she scored the only goal of the game midway through the first half as the Bulldogs edged Central Connecticut 1-0.

Forster is the second Bulldog to earn a weekly award this season, joining freshman Paula Hagopian, who took home Rookie of the Week honors on Sept. 3. Forster earned her second-career Ivy League weekly award and her first Player of the Week honor after being named Rookie of the Week on Oct. 19, 2009. She is the first Bulldog to receive Player of the Week accolades since Enma Mullo '12 on Sept. 19, 2011.

The Bulldogs (5-3) begin Ivy League play this Saturday when they host Princeton at 3 p.m. at Reese Stadium.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity