October 25, 2004

Macauley Earns Ivy League Player of the Week Honors

Oct. 25, 2004

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Sophomore forward Mimi Macauley, who scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, as Yale earned a crucial 3-2 victory over Penn on Saturday, was named the Ivy League Player of the Week. Macauley's first goal came at 69:57 and gave the Bulldogs a seemingly comfortable 2-0 lead. Penn, though, tied it, setting up Macauley's heroics. The winning goal came when Jamie Ortega sent a nifty feed to Macauley, who dribbled in alone on Penn goalkeeper Anna Halse and slid a shot into the lower left corner.

Macauley has appeared in all 14 games and leads Yale in goals (5), assists (6) and points (16).

In her rookie season, Macauley tied for second on the team in goals (3) and points (9). Two of her goals were game-winners, including against Georgetown when she was selected as the ECAC Player of the Game. She also scored the only goal against Penn. Against Fairfield she had two assists.

Macauley lettered in soccer for four years at Wilton High School and captained the team for two seasons. She helped lead the squad to two state championships, and Wilton was at one point ranked fifth nationally. Her club teams won two state championships, and were state runners-up on three occasions. Macauley earned All-American, All-New England, all-state and All-FCIAC honors, and was twice named team MVP.

The Bulldogs are back in action on Tuesday when they host Rider at 6 p.m. at the Soccer-Lacrosse Stadium.

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