Rogers, Chi Sweep Weekly Ivy League Awards

Pictured: Brian Rogers stands second on the Crimson with 17 points on six goals and five assists.
Photo courtesy: David Silverman Photography

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Freshman forward Brian Rogers of the ninth-ranked Harvard men's soccer team has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the third time, while junior midfielder Alex Chi took home Ivy League Player of the Week honors.  Rogers was also tabbed to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week, the publication announced Monday morning.

Rogers, who is second on the Crimson with 17 points on six goals and five assists, had a goal and an assist in Harvard's 2-1 overtime victory at Columbia Saturday. After Columbia scored the game's first goal in the 66th minute, Rogers tied the contest with an assisted tally at 78:39. He struck the ball with his left foot from 15 yards out inside the near post.

In overtime, Rogers crossed the ball to teammate Alex Chi in the box for the game-winning tally, helping Harvard remain in first place in the Ancient Eight with a 4-1-1 conference record. 

Chi lifted Harvard to the 2-1 victory in the extra frame, as he buried a shot off a cross pass over the Lions' goalkeeper and into the net at 94:33.  Chi's goal against Columbia marks his second dramatic goal of the season, as he also scored a late goal in Harvard's 1-1 tie at Cornell in October.

The Crimson will host Penn Saturday at 1 p.m. in the regular-season finale.