Mann, Nichols Selected for NEWISA Senior Bowl

Mann, Nichols Selected for NEWISA Senior Bowl

Pictured: Lauren Mann boasted a 1.34 goals-against average in net this fall.
Photo courtesy: David Silverman Photography

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Harvard seniors Lauren Mann and Lizzy Nichols have been selected for the annual NEWISA Senior Bowl, which will be played Saturday, Dec. 6 in Nashua, N.H. The game is scheduled to begin at noon.

A co-captain of the Crimson this fall, Nichols, a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, was honored on the All-Ivy League team for the fourth time, earning a nod to the second team. A native of Princeton, N.J., Nichols, a defender, was tabbed to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District first team and scored two goals this season. One of Nichols’s tallies counted for the game winner in Harvard’s 3-2 win over Penn Sept. 26.

Mann, who concluded her career ranked third in program history with 290 saves, garnered All-Ivy League status for the fourth time, earning a spot on the second team this year. Mann, who hails from Encinitas, Calif., posted a 9-7-1 overall record, while owning a 1.34 goals-against average and stopping 69 of 92 shots faced for a save percentage of .750. She recorded three shutouts this year against New Hampshire Sept. 8, Holy Cross Sept. 29 and Brown Oct. 17. In the NCAA tournament, Mann stopped 10 shots in a first-round game against No. 2 seed Boston College Nov. 13.

Harvard, which won its second straight Ivy League title and made its second trip to the NCAA tournament in as many years, concluded the 2009 season with a 9-7-1 overall record, going 6-1 in the Ivy League.