Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

Three Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Recognition

Three Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Recognition

Gavin, Speck Named To First Team; McSweeney Second Team Selection

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Three Yale women's soccer players have earned All-Ivy recognition. Forward Melissa Gavin and defender Meredith Speck were both named to the first team, while midfielder Shannon McSweeney was a second team selection.

Gavin, a junior, was one of two Yale players to start all 16 games. She is tied for the Ivy League lead with 11 goals and 26 points. Her 11 goals tie for the eighth most in a season in school history, while her 26 points are tied for the sixth most.

This is the second first team All-Ivy selection for Gavin, who was the 2011 Ivy League Rookie of the Year after scoring six goals and seven assists.

In her career, Gavin has played in 47 games and scored 20 goals.

Speck, a junior, also started all 16 games this fall. She saw a majority of her action on defense but at times moved up front. Her five assists are tied for the eighth most in the league this season.

Speck earned first team All-Ivy recognition in 2011 as well after she tied for second on the team with four assists, was third in points (12) and tied for third in goals (4).

In her career, Speck has started 40 games and has five goals and 13 assists.

McSweeney, the team captain, anchored Yale's midfield. She started 15 games and scored one goal and added one assist.

McSweeney, who missed all of the 2011 season with an injury, earned All-Ivy recognition for the first time.

In her career, she started 40 games.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity