Four Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Honors

Ayana Sumiyasu. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Ayana Sumiyasu. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Brown, Sumiyasu Earn First Team Recognition

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Four Yale women's soccer players have earned All-Ivy League recognition. Becky Brown, who led the team assists (6) and points (14), and goalkeeper Ayana Sumiyasu, who leads the league with 77 saves, were both first team selections. Kristen Forster was named to the second team, while Enma Mullo earned honorable mention recognition.

Brown, a senior forward, earned first team recognition for the second straight year after starting all 17 games and tying for the team lead with four goals. She finished her outstanding career with 29 goals, the fifth most in school history, 23 assists, which is second all-time, and 81 points, the third most in Yale history.

Sumiyasu also enjoyed an outstanding senior season. She started 16 games and had a 1.16 goals against average with an .811 save percentage. In the Bulldogs' upset of 16th-ranked Penn State, she made four saves to post the first of her two shutouts.

Forster, who shared the 2009 Ivy League Rookie of the Year award with Princeton's Allison Nabatoff, tied for the team lead with four goals. She started all 17 games and finished with 11 points. Two of her goals were game-winners.

Mullo also had 11 points (3 goals, 5 assists) and started all 17 games in the midfield. She scored the game-winning goal in Yale's victory at Saint Peter's.

The Bulldogs won six of their final eight games to finish 8-8-1 overall and 3-4 in Ivy play. Yale has now finished with a .500 or better overall record in nine straight years.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity