Walker, Karnes, Huang Earn First-Team All-Ivy Nods

Walker, Karnes, Huang Earn First-Team All-Ivy Nods

Nov. 9, 2004

One day after earning a bid to the NCAA tournament for the second time in three years, the women's soccer team had six of its players honored in the annual All-Ivy awards. Captain Sarah Walker and underclassmen Laurel Karnes and Christina Huang were named first-team All-Ivy, while three other players also earned mentions.

Walker, the 2004 team captain, was tied for first in the Ivy League with seven shutouts. Walker posted 75 saves on the season and earned a goals against average of 0.83, both of which put her third in the conference.

Karnes, a junior midfielder, scored six goals for the Bulldogs to tie for the team-leading number, and added five assists for 17 points overall, second on the team.

Sophomore midfielder Huang scored three goals and posted an assist for seven points. Both she and Karnes started each of Yale's 17 games, of which the Bulldogs won 13.

Senior Maureen Metzger, a defender for the Elis, was named to the All-Ivy second team. Metzger also earned the start in each of the Bulldogs' contests.

Two Yale players were given honorable mentions: Eleni Benson and Mimi Macauley. Benson, a Yale junior who played for the Greek national team in the 2004 Summer Olympics, played in all of Yale's games this season as a defender for the Elis and picked up two points with a goal.

Sophomore forward Mimi Macauley led Yale in scoring, tying Karnes for the goal lead with six and adding six helpers as well for 18 points in 17 games.

The Bulldogs travel to Princeton on Friday to play Villanova in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Report by Katie Baker '05, Yale Sports Publicity Office