Westfal Named First Team All-Northeast Region By NSCAA

Westfal Named First Team All-Northeast Region By NSCAA

Dec. 18, 2007

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Junior forward Maggie Westfal, who finished second in the Ivy League in goals (10) and points (24), was named to the 2007 NSCAA/adidas All-Northeast Region first team. Senior defender Mary Kuder and senior goalkeeper Susan Starr both earned third team recognition.

Westfal, a unanimous first team All-Ivy selection, emerged as one of the most dangerous forwards in the league this year. Four of her goals were game-winners, including one in overtime in Yale's 2-1 victory over Harvard. She scored once in each of the last four games of the season.

Kuder, who started 53 games in her Yale career, was a second team All-Ivy selection. She started all 17 games and helped anchor a defense that allowed just seven goals in Ivy games. Her only goal was the game-winner in Yale's victory over Cornell.

Starr started all 17 games in goal, led the Ivy League in save percentage (.867) and was second in goals against average (0.71). Her top performance came against Princeton in the season finale when she made seven saves in a 3-1 victory.

Yale finished with an 11-6 overall record and was 5-2 in Ivy play, which was good for second place. The Bulldogs closed the season by winning nine of their last 11 games.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity