Two Yale women’s soccer players earn All-Ivy League honors

Yale junior defender Meredith Speck (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) and fellow classmate forward Melissa Gavin (Duxbury, Mass.) were both selected to the All-Ivy League team.

The selections give the Bulldogs two first-team recipients for the first time since 2011, when both were also first-team honorees.

Speck posted a goal and five assists on the season from her defensive position while helping Yale shut out four teams. Gavin returned to 2011 form, when she also was named Rookie of the Year, recording personal-bests in goals (11) and points (26). She tied for the League-lead in both categories.


Caroline Dwyer, Penn (So., D – Exton, Pa.)
Peyton Johnson, Harvard (Sr., D – Catonsville, Md.)*
Meredith Speck, Yale (Jr., D – Rockville Centre, N.Y.)

Corey Delaney, Dartmouth (So., M – Chatham, N.J.)
Gabriella Guzman, Princeton (Sr., M – Bridgewater, N.J.)
Erin Mikolai, Penn (So., M – Quakertown, Pa.)
Haley Washburn, Harvard (So., M – Folsom, Calif.)

Emma Brush, Dartmouth (Sr., F – Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.)
Melissa Gavin, Yale (Jr., F – Duxbury, Mass.)
Midge Purce, Harvard (Fr., F – Olney, Md.)*

Kalijah Terilli, Penn (So., GK – Bronx, N.Y.) provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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