Dec. 17, 2007
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Emma Whitfield, a two-time All-Ivy selection, has been elected captain of the 2008 Yale women's soccer team. The announcement was made following a team vote.
"It is an honor to be elected captain by my teammates, and I am so thankful that I get to be a part of and help lead such a great group of girls," Whitfield said. "I hope that as next season comes around, I can help lead by example and inspire a competitive and positive work ethic that will help us build on this past season's successes. With the talent we already have on the team, as well as what the incoming class is expected to bring, I want to help bring back an Ivy League Championship in 2008."
Whitfield earned first team All-Ivy honors in 2006 and was a second team selection in 2005. This fall as a junior, she tied for fourth on the team in scoring with six points (2 goals, 2 assists), despite being limited to 10 games due to injury. Her goal early in the second half against Princeton was the game-winner in a 3-1 Yale victory. In three seasons, Whitfield has 15 goals, nine assists and 39 points.
The 2008 Bulldogs will return nine starters from a team that finished 11-6 overall and 5-2 in the Ivy League, which was good for second place.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity