Christina Huang Elected 2006 Captain

Dec. 15, 2005

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Christina Huang, a first team All-Ivy selection in each of her first three years at Yale, has been elected captain of the 2006 Yale women's soccer team.

Huang, who also earned second team All-America honors, helped anchor a Yale defense that allowed only 16 goals in 20 games. She started all 20 games for the Bulldogs and was fourth on the team in scoring with nine points. One of her goals was the game-winner in the Bulldogs' key Ivy League victory over Dartmouth.

Three team awards also have been presented. Senior Laurel Karnes, who finished second on the team in scoring with 19 points and scored the game-winning goal in Yale's thrilling win over Duke in the second round of the NCAA College Cup, was named the most valuable player. The most improved player award went to sophomore Alicia Fujii, who scored three goals, and freshman defender Natasha Mann, who started all 20 games, was the recipient of the Captain's Cup.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity