CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Celebrating its fall season in the spring, Harvard women's soccer announced its team awards and celebrated its senior class at its annual banquet over the weekend.
The Leslie Gray Poole '83 Memorial Award, presented annually to the most improved player, was given to first-year Courtney Rabb. Rabb appeared in 11 games, helping Harvard to six shutouts.
Senior Danielle Etzel was presented the Seamus Malin '62 Award, which is given to the player who has, through the love of the game and commitment to the University, demonstrated the values shown by Seamus Malin '62 in his long and continuing association with the University and the game. Etzel ended her senior season ranked 11th in program history with 119 career saves, while posting a 0.99 goals-against average and .769 save percentage in 2018.
The Meg Berte Owen '94 Memorial Award is given annually to the soccer player that best exemplifies Meg's leadership, work ethic, passion, courage, and sheer determination both on and off the playing field. The honor was awarded to two players this season, senior Niki Young and sophomore Maria DiMartinis. Young appeared in 11 games with four starts in 2018, while DiMartinis was an honorable mention All-Ivy League honoree.
Sophomore Murphy Agnew and senior Leah Mohammadi were first team All-Ivy League selections, while first-year Taylor Nielsen joined DiMartinis in garnering honorable mention. Mohammadi also became the first player in program history to earn CoSIDA Academic All-District honors three times, while sophomore Linda Liedel joined Mohammadi with academic recognition this season.
Harvard sent off its senior class of Mohammadi, Etzel, Young and Alli Wiggins, with Young and Wiggins running the Boston Marathon on Monday. Rising seniors Kimaya Cole and Meg Tveit will captain the 2019-20 team.