Nov. 7, 2005
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Two days after clinching Yale's first Ivy League title since 1992, two players earned recognition from the league. Junior Christina Huang, who anchored a defense that allowed only three shots in Saturday's 3-0 victory over Brown, was selected as the Ivy Player of the Week, while freshman Crysti Howser, who had a goal and an assist in the victory, earned Rookie of the Week honors.
Huang has started all 17 games for the Bulldogs and has nine points (3 goals, 3 assists). Against Dartmouth earlier in the week, Huang scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win. Her direct kick also led to Yale's first goal.
Howser leads the Bulldogs in scoring with 21 points (8 goals, 5 assists). She scored Yale's first goal in the victory over Dartmouth. It is the third time this season that Howser has been named Ivy Rookie of the Week.
The Bulldogs finished the regular season with a 13-3-1 overall record and earned the Ivy League's automatic berth to the NCAA College Cup. The 64-team bracket will be announced on ESPNews tonight - Monday, Nov. 7 - between 5 and 5:30 p.m. Eastern time.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity