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Coppinger, Johnson Named Harvard Women’s Soccer Captains

Harvard won its third Ivy League title in the last four years in 2011 (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Rising senior defender Catherine Coppinger and rising junior midfielder Peyton Johnson have been named co-captains for the Harvard women's soccer team for the 2012 season, head coach Ray Leone announced.

Coppinger, a native of Billerica, Mass., saw action in three games in 2011 and tallied the game-winning goal in Harvard's victory over New Hampshire Sept. 25.

Johnson, who hails from Catonsville, Md., was tabbed to the All-Ivy League first team after ranking third on the Crimson with 11 points and four goals. Johnson, who was named All-Ivy honorable mention as a freshman in 2010, saw action in all 18 games this fall, dishing out three assists and netting two game-winners.

Harvard won its third Ivy League title in the last four years in 2011, earning a bid to the NCAA tournament. The Crimson finished the season 12-5-1 overall, 6-0-1 in the Ancient Eight and 10-1 at home.