Harvard Women’s Soccer Earns Five All-Ivy Selections

Meg Casscells-Hamby garned All-Ivy first team honors (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore midfielder Meg Casscells-Hamby of the Harvard women's soccer team was named to the All-Ivy League first team, while four of her teammates were also tabbed to the all-conference squad, the Ancient Eight announced Thursday.

Sophomores Erika Garcia and Bethany Kanten joined freshman Haley Washburn on the All-Ivy second team, while junior Elizabeth Weisman earned All-Ivy League honorable mention.
Casscells-Hamby, who hails from Winter Park, Fla., led Harvard with six goals and 15 points, while also handing out three assists. Casscells-Hamby, who was named to the All-Ivy second team as a freshman in 2011, notched two goals and dished out two assists for a career-high six points in a 4-1 victory at Brown Oct. 13. Hamby played in 15 games this fall and also recorded the game-winner in overtime against Yale Sept. 29.
Garcia, a native of Carson City, Nev., saw action in all 17 games at back for the Crimson. A leader of the Harvard defensive corps, Garcia helped the Crimson record seven shutouts as a team, while holding opponents to only 1.35 goals per game.
After making 63 saves as a sophomore, Kanten now ranks tied for 10th in program history with 107 saves. A product of Park City, Utah, she played 16 games in net, posting an 8-5-3 overall record. Kanten had four shutouts to her credit and owned a 1.22 goals-against average and .768 save percentage. In Ivy League games, Kanten turned aside 24 shots and had a 1.10 goals-against mark.
Washburn, a midfielders from Folsom, Calif., played in all 17 games as a freshman this season. Washburn scored the game-winning goal in her collegiate debut at Massachusetts Aug. 31 and later assisted on a goal at Brown Oct. 13.
After scoring five goals and ranking second on the Crimson with 11 points, Weisman received All-Ivy honorable mention. She paced the team with three game-winning tallies, coming at Quinnipiac Sept. 12, at Brown Oct. 13 and vs. Brown Oct. 24, which gave head coach Ray Leone is 250th career victory.