Nov. 4, 2004
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Goalkeeper Sarah Walker, a history major who is tied for the Ivy League lead in shutouts with six, has been named to the 2004 Academic All-District I second team. Walker, the team captain, has started all 16 games in goal for the Bulldogs and has a 0.89 goals against average, which is second in the league.
Earlier in the season, Walker was named Ivy League Player of the Week after making six saves in Yale's 1-0 victory over Dartmouth. She also posted a shutout in the Bulldogs' 2-0 win over then 17th-ranked UConn on Sept. 10.
Last fall, Walker started all 17 games after serving as the backup in her first two years. Her 82 saves tied for the most in the Ivy League and she was second in the league in shutouts with five and third in goals against average (0.78). For her efforts, she was named honorable mention All-Ivy. Her goals against average was the second best in a season in school history. At the ECAC Cape Cod Classic she had shutout victories against both Georgetown and Loyola and was named the ECAC Goalie of the Week. In addition, she was named Academic All-Ivy. Her first career shutout came against Wagner in her sophomore year. In her rookie year, her top performance came against Brown when she stopped three shots.
The Bulldogs have won seven straight games and are 12-4 overall and 4-2 in Ivy play. A win at Brown on Saturday night in their regular season finale would tie the school record for overall victories in a season. Yale also won 13 games in 1992, 1996 and 1998.